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Vassalboro Register, 



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Published by The H. E. Mitchell Publishing Co. 

1904 . 

J r a$salboro, Maine. 


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Indian History Along the Kennebec 

Early Settlement in the Kennebec Valley 

Incorporation and Town Officers 

Military Matters 

Manufacturing Account 

Church Account 

Educational Notes 

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The story of the Indian in the region of the Kennebec is one 
fnll of interest to all citizens of the State of Maine. It is not 
expected that we shall be able in this short account to mention 
all the details of the stirring events of the time which elapsed 
between the date when Indian history in this region begins and 
ends. Our purpose is to briefly state the story of the leading 
events of that stirring period. 

The date to be selected as the starting point is hard to de- 
termine. The Indian tribes east of the Conneticut river were 
known by the name of Abenaquois. But this name came in time 
to be restricted largely to those Indians who lived along the 
Kennebec from Merrymeeting Bay to Moosehead Lake. The 
name has come to have the spelling, Abenakis. The Indians 
were well disposed toward the whites and made no attempts to 
create trouble till after the Plymouth Colonists had carried out 
their methods of kidnapping and pillaging. As was natural their 
faith and good will was transformed into suspicion and hatred. 
From this grew trouble, which at times was very disastrous. 

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The first glimpse of the re dm an of this valley is obtained in 
the accounts of Captain Gilbert. These are very meagre but 
give something of a picture of Sebenoa and his tribe as they 
wandered through the forest unrestricted and fearless. The 
next recorded arrival of white men among the Indians is that of 
Edward Winslow and others of the Plymouth Colony in the fall 
of 1625. . Three years later a trading post is established at 
Cushnoc (Augusta), and the white man comes more in contact 
with the child of nature. For thirty-four years this post was 
continued as the trading base with the Indians. But during this 
time, sorry to relate, the English did nothing for the Indians in 
the way of educational or religious training. It remained for the 
French to supply this much needed assistance to the redman. 
We learn that in 1643 an Indian who had become a Christian 
under the labors of the French missionaries at Sillery or Quebec, 
came down the Kennebec as far as Cushnoc and told the Indians 
there of the majesty and beauty of the new faith. Through 
this agency there was considerable intercourse between the 
Abenakis and the Indians of the Northwest. A few years after 
a delegation from the Abenakis appeared at Sillery to beg that a 
missionary be sent to them on the Kennebec. The result of this 
appeal was the appointment of the renowned Father Gabriel 
Druillette who started on his mission in 1646. He established i? 
successful mission at a point about three miles north of Augusta. 
Here he became greatly beneficial to the Indians. He was most 
eager to participate in all their pursuits, sharing the experiences 
of the tribe in its winters hunting in the region of Moosehead 
Lake. He went back to Sillery in 1647 and did not return untii 

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1650 though the tribe sent a delegation each year requesting his 
return to them. In 1650 he came back and renewed his labor 
among them. This time he came as an envoy as well as a mis- 
sionary, and after meeting his old friends and companions at the 
mission he set out for Boston where he met in the capacity of 
envoy from the Abenakis Indians, the chief officers of the city 
and state. 

He was the first Jesuit to enter the streets of Boston. He 
also met the leading officials of the Plymouth Colony, and in all 
quarters was assured of the good will of the people in behalf of 
the Abenakis Indians, in this move for an alliance to protect them 
from the Iroquois who were very troublesome. But though 
Father Druillette returned to the Kennebec in a very hopeful 
frame of mind, his efforts were proven of no value as the people 
of Massachusetts could not be interested in the proposed alliance 
to such an extent as would be necessary to carry it to a successful 
ending. The result was that the Abenakis were left to depend 
upon their own resources. 

Father Druillette returned to the Kennebec in 1651 after a 
journey of fearful hardship from a long wandering in the forests 
in the region of the St. John river, occasioned by having lost 
all trace of the course he was to follow. He finally reached the 
settlement at Norridgewock and was welcomed by his simple but 
sincere followers as an angel from heaven. He spent some few 
weeks attending to the needs of his mission, and then made 
another trip to Boston earnestly beseeching the people of Massa- 
chusetts to join with the Abenakis in defending the region from 

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the onslaughts of the Iroquois, but to no avail. Father Druil- 
lette returned once more to his valley mission and passed a long 
dreary winter in performing his duties to his forest friends. At 
the beginning of March, 1652, he started for Quebec. This trip 
was to be more fateful than the one preceding it. Some of his 
party died of starvation. Father Druillette was without food 
six days following the fasting season of Lent. They had even to 
resort to the boiling of their moccasins, and at last to the boiling 
of Father Druillctte's gown — Camisole — which was made of 
moose skin. All but starved and thoroughly exhausted they 
reached Quebec. This was the last of Father Druillette's experi- 
ence with the Abenakis. Though his work had not preserved 
them politically, he had raised their standards and brought them 
to a higher plane of living for which they continued to love him 
and cherish his memory. This remarkable man was born in 
France in 1593, and died in Quebec in 1679, having passed nearly 
forty years in missionary work. 


After the departure of Father Druillette, for nearly a quarter 
of a century the history of the Kennebec Indians is a blank. 
The friction between the English and the Abenakis continued to 
be productive of discord. The English made no effort to better 
the Indian. Puritanism had no attraction for him, but the 
religious rites of the Catholic faith with its beautiful symbols of 
those days in the skillful hands of an enthusiastic priest held 

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their attention and won their faith and love. The Abenakis felt 
that the taking of Druillette from them was in some unknown 
way due to the influence of the English, and this being so it is 
plain to be seen that soon the relations between these parties 
must become strained. 

The events which led to the outbreak in Maine were brought 
on by the Iroquois opening war upon the settlements in the 
Valley of the St. Lawrence. There is an old tradition that there 
was fought near the outlet of Moosehead Lake a terrible battle 
between the Iroquois and the Abenakis. There is little or no 
proof to support this, but it has come down through history as 
one of the disasters of this tribe. It is said in this connection 
that a whole village was massacred save an old chief who was 
carried to the west and later tortured to death. 

With the opening of King Phillip's War came a stir among 
the Indians of Maine, especially in the western portion of the 
State. This led to an uneasiness on the part of the settlers about 
the mouth of the Kennebec. From this resulted a parley between 
the Indians of this valley and other Indians of the state and the 
English, in which an agreement was made by the Indians to yield 
up their arms and remain peaceful. This seemed to be a settle- 
ment of the matter, and undoubtedly would have been had not 
Squando, a Saco chief, interposed objections to the treaty, and 
refused to be a party to it. This spoiled the best laid plans. The 
Indians were soon seen to be increasingly insolent. Trouble was 
imminent. War broke out. Massacres along the coast were 
committed in large numbers. Another parley was held with the 
Kennebec Indians, this time at Ticonic. The Indians demanded 

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their arms saying they wished no part in the war then on, but 
were suffering from lack of food and had no means of procuring 
it without their guns and powder. The English refused this 
request. This was the "last straw" with the Indians and they 
joined the Androscoggins and other tribes and began pillaging up 
and down the valley. This lasted about three years. Then fol- 
lowed a treaty of peace which was welcomed by the Abenakis, 
who during the conflict had not been so cruel and barbarous as 
the Androscoggins and others, thanks to the influence and teach- 
ings of Father Druillette. In this treaty provisions were made 
by the English to protect the Indians of Maine from the tribes of 
the west. But this was simply a temporary settlement, a kind of 
truce. The two races were naturally repellant. 


The second war in Maine was brought on by the troubles which 
had been long standing and the new complications made by the 
outbreak of war between the English and French — King Wil- 
liam's War — in 1688. The French used the Indians always to 
further their political ends, and this case was no exception. The 
Indians of the whole State were soon on the warpath and de- 
struction of life and property was of daily and nightly occurrence. 

In the midst of this an event of great interest to the student of 
Indian history in Maine occurred. It was the coming of Father 
Sebastian Kasle to the Kennebec valley to re-establish a mission 
of the Catholic church. The advent of the missionary has always 

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been held to have been a part of the political plan of the French 
to hold their grasp on the Indians of this valley. 

Kasle came from St. Francis through the woods of the northern 
part of the state to the headwaters of the Kennebec, and readied 
Norridgewock, where he established his mission, in 1695. Here 
he drew the remaining families of the tribes of this section of 
the State. He re-opened the religious work of Druillette and the 
history of his mission is the history of the Abenakis tribe from 
that time till it left the waters of the Kennebec. 

Whatever may have been the part Rasle played in the conflict 
he found in progress we know not. It was probably in behalf of 
peace. Soon after his arrival the Kennebec Indians sued for 
peace, through their chief, Bomaseen, and others. Those on the 
Kennebec were willing to see the war close but the French allies 
were not and so the war again broke out. New disasters occured. 
The English blamed Bomaseen and he was taken prisoner and 
lodged first in Fort William Henry at Pemaquid, and later at 
Boston. The Xorridgewocks resumed the warpath. For two 
years the war raged. Another treaty was made in 1699. Bom- 
aseen was released. 

This was also simply a truce. When Queen Anne was crowned 
in 1702, she declared war against France. This was sure to pro- 
duce war on the western continent, and in this State as she 
asserted her control of Acadia. A conference between the Eng- 
lish and the Indians of Maine was held because of the warlike 
premonitions. It was to re-affirm the treaty last made, and to 
preserve peace. It was held at Casco — now Portland — and was 
attended by Bomaseen, Moxus, and Captain Sam, chiefs from 

12 Vassalboro, Maine. 

Kennebec. Father Rasle was also in attendance. The treaty 
was signed, but could not be kept in good faith. War was soon 
on again and though the Abenakis did not join as a body some of 
their warriors are supposed to have been concerned in the con- 
flict. The treaty of Utrecht — 1713 — ended the war for a time. 

The fourth Indian war in Maine is particularly interesting as it 
was the conflict which ended with the death of Father Rasle at 
Norridgewock. Though it was due in a general way to the same 
causes as the other conflicts there were other circumstances con- 
nected. One of these was that the people of the State and all 
New England felt that with the peace of Utrecht the end of 
Indian troubles had come. They were flocking to their former 
colonial homes. They were taking up new claims granted them 
by the different companies, and by the State. In some cases no 
doubt they took up land which no one had given them the right 
to take. This soon led to friction between the English and the 
Indians. The English were aware that many of the deeds of the 
lands which they had bought with a few dollars worth of whiskey 
and tobacco of the most worthless Indians were really of no 
value, were the cases to be tried in a court of justice. They 
however claimed that these deeds given in a drunk, perhaps, and 
by a sagamore who had no tribe at all to represent were abso- 
lutely binding and that they must enforce them. But they did 
not like the Indian's method of taking his revenge for wrongs, 
either real or fancied, so it was concluded to call a general con- 
ference of the tribes in Maine and the officials of the State to be 
held at Arrowsic in the summer of 1717. 

The Indians came in large numbers and also the Governor of 

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the State and other officials. The parley opened very pleasantly 
but a discussion of the ownership of the land was brought on 
and the conference was broken up by the Indians leaving the 
council tent. Father Rasle was the friend and counsellor of the 
redmen and well did he use the means at hand. The conference 
was re-opened the following day but an agreement was practi- 
cally forced upon the Indians in such terms as the governor was 
pleased to decide upon. From this time on the advance of the 
whites was made with confidence. The Indians watched the 
felling of the forests, the building of the forts, and the stamped- 
ing of their game in sullen silence. Rasle labored indefatigably 
to save to his people these lands. He interested the people of 
Canada and other tribes. Soon notice was given at Arrowsic 
that unless the whites retired from the lands they had usurped, 
war would be opened upon them. This notice when sent to 
Boston brought prompt action on the part of the government. 
Troops were ordered to the scene prepared to punish the rebels. 
Rasle was considered by the English to be at the bottom of all 
the trouble. A reward for his capture was offered. An expedi- 
tion for his capture was organized and started direct for Nor- 
ridgewock. It was unsuccessful, but came near being otherwise. 
Rasle was in hiding in the forest, but his dwelling was entered 
and his library and other belongings, left in his hasty flight, were 

This attempt was viewed by the Indians as a full and sufficient 
reason for war. All the other tribes felt that this outrage must be 
avenged, and prepared to do each its part in seeing that justice 
should be done. Not long after the burning of the Chapel 

14 Vassalboro, Maine. 

at Norridgewock the Indians fell upon the settlements and again 
the woods of the Pine Tree State rang with the whoops of the 
savage, mingled with the death cries of their victims. The 
English decided upon another attempt to capture Rasle. Captain 
Moulton, with a picked party, ascended the river to Norridge- 
wock, but found the village deserted. Rasle, aware that a reward 
was offered by the government for his head had taken himself 
and his followers to a safer place. This time no destruction of 
property was attempted. This was the third attempt to take 
Rasle either dead or alive, the second being only a short time 
before the one just mentioned. 

The war continued with dreadful destruction. Men, women 
and children were killed at all points in Maine by the Indians. 
Whole settlements were wiped out in a single day or night. The 
whole section was terrorized. The English were now led to make 
another attempt to slay Rasle, whom they considered to blame 
for all this disaster. Captain Moulton accompanied by Captain 
Harmon with a goodly company of troops set out once more for 
the beautiful village on the banks of the Kennebec. This ex- 
pedition was attempted in the summer time, as the others which 
had been all unsuccessful had been such largely because of the 
snow. The troops started in whale boats on the 19th of August, 
1724, and reached Ticonic on the day following. On the 21st 
the troops marched toward Norridgewock. Before night the 
force came upon a party of three persons near where the village 
of South Norridgewock stands to-day. The two women were 
shot. The father, fleet-footed, ran swiftly through the forrest to 
carry warning to the village above. He was overtaken, however, 

Vassalboro, Maine. 15 

by the bullets of his pursuers as he attempted to cross the river 
at a fording place. The victim was Bomaseen of whom we have 
made mention before. 

We are unable to state with any certainty the details of the 
advance upon the village. It been handed down that the 
party crossed the river where the chief had fallen and marched 
to the high land a mile or two from the river where they could 
overlook the village and decide upon plans for its destruction. 
The forces were divided. Harmon led a company toward a place 
where it was fancied a camp might be as a smoke could be seen 
winding from the forest. Moulton advanced upon the village 
with the other force. Leaving two parties in ambush he took the 
remainder and charged upon the huts. The village was at once 
in a panic. No organized resistance was made. The Indians 
were shot down in cold blood either by the attacking party or by 
those in ambush. Rasle was seen issuing forth from a cabin in 
his priestly garments and was instantly riddled with bullets. He 
fell at the foot of the cross he had erected with his own hands. 
He was surrounded by his faithful neophytes, seven of whom fell 
by his side. Thirty indians were dead and half as many more 
were hobbling into the woods wounded. Not one of the assail- 
ants was hurt, save one of the Mohawks who had accompanied 
the party. 

The purpose of the expedition was accomplished. The Eng- 
lish destroyed the village, scalped Father Rasle and the other 
victims and wended their way down the river. This cruel mur- 
der has since it was committed ever been remembered in history 
and in local traditions. The grave of Rasle is marked by a 

16 Vassalboro, Maine. 

monument. He will always be remembered as a man whose only 
offense was devotion to the people he served, and constancy 
to his vows. Rasle's death ended the mission for some years. 
The larger number of the Indians who survived went -to St. 
Francis. The war continued about a year after this incident, but 
the Abenakis had no part in the conflict after this time. Six 
years after Rasle's death the mission was re-established but only 

Here practically ended the Indian wars of this valley. Other 
minor conflicts occurred after the above events but were of little 

Vassalboro, Maine. 17 


In tracing the history of the town of Vassalboro we find that 
our task lies in tracing out the story of the settlement and devel- 
opment of the whole section along the banks of the Kennebec 
River, above Cushnoc, or Augusta as it was later called. When 
the white man first gained a knowledge of the territory of this 
region along the Kennebec the forest resounded only to the 
stealthy step of the redman, and the waters reflected only the 
rude, rough features of the child of nature as he bended over 
them to cast the rude implements of fishing or seek a draught to 
quench his thirst. For a long term of years after the first of the 
white men learned of the territory hereabout no progress or 
even attempts to settle were made. The strife that was waged 
between the white men and the Indians made the whole of this 
region the secure home of the latter for a long time. But with 
the advent of the trader came some small development of oppor- 
tunity to settle. From the 31st day of May, 1607, when the 
Popham expedition sailed from England to the mouth of the 
Kennebec and made preparations to establish there a colony, the 
fortunes of the Indian seemed to have been doomed. There were 
many long periods of doubt as to whether the territory of this 
region was to belong to France or England; but there never was 
a time when there was any doubt that the Indian, sooner or later, 
must leave the scenes of his former domain. The French 

18 Vassalboro, Maine. 

adopted methods which seem to have been well calculated to 
hold for a time the confidence and friendship of the redman, but 
their purpose was identical with that of the English and aimed at 
the control of the territory of the larger part of the whole 
North American Continent. While the French were aiming at 
the subjugation of the Indian by diplomacy and apparent friend- 
ship, the English were carrying on their old and well known plan 
of subjugation by the might of the sword. This policy entrusted 
to the adventurers whom they sent to establish their dominion, 
coupled with the deceit which was frequently practiced upon the 
Indian served only to make the English the more hated and the 
French the more trusted. 

This condition led to strife which was destructive of life and 
property as well as of the advance of civilization. So long as 
the strife of arms continued little or nothing was done for the 
betterment of the region of the Kennebec. When the fort at 
Winslow, Fort Halifax, was built in 1754 there was a certain 
amount of protection for the settlers offered, and from this time 
there was something done toward settlement. But previous to 
this time the history of the section is a story of strife between 
the Indians and the English with the complications made by 
the French in addition. Briefly the events of most importance 
following the establishment of a colony at the mouth of the 
Kennebec by Popham in 1607, as above stated, are the following: 

The grant of territory known as the Plymouth or Kennebec 
Grant was made by the Plymouth Council on January 13, 
1629. This grant included all the territory on either side of the 
Kennebec river to the extent of fifteen miles from its banks, and 

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extended from the vicinity of Topsham to the Wessarunsett 
river at Cornville. Following this grant there was erected a 
trading house "up above on ye river in ye most convenientest 
place for trade." This was undoubtedly at Cushnoc, or Augusta 
as it is now known. Not long after this, some six years, the 
Plymouth Council became disheartened and surrendered its 
charter to the King of England. Then by various acts and 
grants the King placed this and other territory, which included 
practically what is included in the present State of Maine, under 
the control of Sir Ferdinando Gorges. His domain was 
designated as the "Province of Maine." He sent his nephew, 
William Gorges, as Governor, and this gentleman established his 
capitol in Saco, and opened court there on March 28, 1636. 
As there were no settlements yet on the Kennebec, Gorges exer- 
cised no jurisdiction, but the Pilgrim Colony made a monopoly 
of the trade with the Indians. But the trade with the Indians 
became in time so scanty that it was leased in 1640 to five parties, 
William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prince, Thomas 
Willett and William Paddy. The consideration was a small sum 
and the lease was to run three years. This lease was r.mewed 
till 1661 when the patent was sold outright to Artemas Boies, 
Edward Tyng, Thomas Brattle and John Winslow. 

One of the very first civil actions on the part of the p< ople 
scattered along the Kennebec near its mouth, occurred on May 
23, 1654, when sixteen men assembled in compliance wit! an 
order from the General Court of Massachusetts to one Tho nas 
Prince to "summon the citizens on the river Kennebec that t/\ey 
might take an oath of allegiance and arrange a judicial code." In 

20 Vassalboro, Maine. 

accordance with this order the sixteen men, mentioned above, 
assembled at the house of one Thomas Ashley near Merrymeeting 
Bay on the above date, and besides taking the oath, "promulgated 
the first prohibitory law in the State of Maine." It provided for 
penalties for the selling of liquors to the Indians. 

We find that at the outbreak of King Phillip's War there were 
two men who had trading places at Waterville, Teconnet as it was 
then called. They were Messrs. Clark and Lake. In a short time 
the war assumed such proportions that the Maine Indians took 
part, and a large part of the traders about the vicinity of 
Arrowsic and at points further up the river were killed. This 
conflict and those which followed were so destructive that as late 
as 1749 there were only two families left on the river above 
Merrymeeting Bay. In 1749 nine of the heirs of the men who 
had bought the rights of the Plymouth Company in 1661 met in 
Boston and organized and became incorporated in order to obtain 
their rights to the lands which had been bought by their ancestors, 
and to devise means to open the territory to settlement. In 1753 
the company petitioned Gov. Shirlejr of Massachusetts for the 
erection of a fort at Teconnet Falls. This was the beginning of 
the opening up of the whole of 1 Kennebec Valley to settle- 
ment. Teconnet was regarded as thu stragetic point by both the 
Eng ish and the French and by the Indians also who saw in this 
new move a thing dangerous to their interests. But their protest 
was in vain and the fort was erected. General Winslow was in 
charge of the eight hundred troops who accompanied Governor 
Shirley on this expedition. It was he who laid out the fort and 
ha ■' charge of the operations about the scene of the fortification. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 21 

It took but a short time for these English to build five buildings 
about Fort Halifax. Soon a stockade eight hundred feet in 
length was put up, cannon and rifles were brought up the river in 
scows, and a wheel road was cut through from Fort Weston at 
Cushnoo (Augusta). When the works were completed Governor 
Shirley inspected them and very highly complimented General 
Winslow and his men. Capt. Lithgow, who had been in com- 
mand of Fort Richmond, was assigned to the command of Fort 
Halifax, and was given a garrison of eighty men. We are in- 
formed that there was a whale boat express established between 
this place and Falmouth (Portland) which made the trip in 
twenty hours, a rate of speed considered rapid for those times. 

After the garrison was established at Fort Halifax it was soon 
learned that the Indians were determined to make trouble if 
possible. No man was safe if he ventured beyond the limits of 
the fortifications. Several were mortally wounded by the Indians. 
They continued to make trouble till the summer of 1757 when 
the last skirmish with them occurred. It is recorded that Capt. 
Lithgow had noticed for a few days that there were rafts drifting 
down the river, and concluded that the Indians had used them to 
cross at some point above and come down in attack on the settle- 
ment. He sent a party of ten men down the river to give warn- 
ing of the impending danger. As these men were returning they 
were fired upon some ten miles below the fort, in the vicinity of 
Riverside, and two of the party were wounded. They returned 
the fire and continued the fight with such gallantry that the 
Indians fied after one had fallen, shot dead, and another wounded. 
The Indians carried away these two on their backs to prevent 

22 Vassalboro, Maine. 

them from being taken prisoners. The above skirmish occurred on 
May 18, 1757, and was the final shot of the redman, as a tribe, 
in this region. 

The purpose of the fort was now realized. It was the key to 
the region of the Kennebec, and had unlocked the valley to the 
axe of the settler. It is of interest to note that the garrison was 
much reduced after a short time, and that the fort was dis- 
mantled after the close of the French and Indian War in 1763. 
When Arnold passed up the Kennebec on his expedition to 
Quebec the large house within the fort was used as a hotel. It 
was called "Fort House." This building was used afterward as 
a dwelling house, meeting house, town house, later as a danc- 
ing hall and finally as a home for the poor. A Mr. Thomas tore 
the building down in 1797 and used some of its timbers in the 
construction of the Halifax House. Capt. Lithgow remained at 
the fort for some time. He was engaged in trade at this point. 
He was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for 
Lincoln County as early as 1760. In 1772 he removed to George- 
town where he died in 1798 at the age of eighty-three. 

Abbott says in his history of Maine, "Winslow was incor- 
porated this year (1771) including the present town of Waterville. 
Here was the famous Teconnet of the Indians ; and it was on this 
point, on the neck of land formed by the union of the Sebasti- 
cook and the Kennebec, that Fort Halifax was reared. As early 
as 1754, eleven families built their cabins at this frontier fort in 
the wilderness." The Rev. E. C. Whittemore, in writing on this 
point, says, "Abbott states that eleven families settled in Winslow 
in 1754, but, if so, they have left neither trace nor name." We 

Vassalboro, Maine. 23 

are inclined to believe that there were no permanent settlements 
on the banks of the Kennebec at this point till somewhat after 
this date. 


Ebenezer Hall settled on lot 73, first range, lately occupied by 
his grandson, Alexander Hall. South of Mr. Hall was Barnabas 
Hedge, of Cape Cod, an early settler. He had two sons, 
Jonathan and Scotto. The latter settled where Henry M. 
Sawtelle lives, and Jonathan where E. Lincoln Brown lives, 
on the east side of the road. South of the Hedges, Nathaniel 
Lovejoy made his settlement, and south of him were Isaiah 
Crowell and Aaron Gaslin. North of Ebenezer Hall were 
Edward. Hoyt and Thomas Carlton. The Greenleaf Low farm, 
north of GetchelPs Corners, was settled by a man named Blanch- 
ard, from whom Mr. Low's grandfather purchased. Next north 
the lot was settled by Remington Hobby, who was very promi- 
nent in civil affairs in the first days of the incorporation of the 
town. The Seminary is located on a portion of the Hobby pur- 
chase. Hall C. Burleigh's farm was settled by Jacob Taber and 
was subsequently owned by John and Elijah Pope, who married 
two of Friend Taber's daughters. The northern part of the 
town was settled after Getchell's Corners, John Getchell himself 
owning the land where North Vassalboro now stands. Jonas 
Priest was the first to cut his way from the river to Priest Hill, 
and there started his homestead where his grandson, Theodore 
W. Priest, now resides. He came from.Groton, Mass., in 1775, 

24 Vassalboro, Maine. 

and in 1792 received a grant of two hundred acres from the 
proprietors. His first hut was on the stream which flows through 
the homestead farm which he obtained under such conditions as 
were then necessary. James Johnson soon settled west of 
Priest, where Miss Johnson now resides. Enoch Palmer settled 
where Mrs. Handy, his daughter, lives. South, up the outlet, 
Joseph Brann settled, and a man named Lord settled the place 
where Hunton lives. William Brann, brother to Joseph, settled 
where Jefferson Plummer resides. Between North Vassalboro 
and the river, where Charles Robbins resides, Paul Taber made 
his settlement in the woods; and across the road, where Thomas 
H. Starky lives, was the first settlement of Moses Sleeper. 
William Weeks pitched his tent where Parker C. Gifford lives, 
and Peltiah Varney settled where Albert Cook lives, up the lane. 
Where Gideon Hobby settled now belongs to the Daniel Ayer 
estate, and near here Tobias Varney lived. The highway extend- 
ing over the hill northeasterly from the town house was early 
known as Quaker lane, in allusion to the numerous families of 
Friends who made the earliest settlement upon it. Ebenezer 
Pope, whose brothers, John and Elijah, have already been men- 
tioned, built a house in 1806, where his son, Elijah Pope, now 
lives. He owned also the present James Pope farm, next north. 
One of Ebenezer's sisters married John Cook, and they settled 
the Frank H. Lewis farm, still further north. Another sister 
married John Cartland, a Friend minister, and they settled be- 
tween Ebenezer Pope's and John Cook's. South of Ebenezer 
Pope's was the early settlement of the old Goddard family. The 
reader should already understand how generally the first settlers 

Vassalboro, Maine. 25 

of this town came here from Cape Cod; but about 1827 several 
whale captains of Nantucket packed their household goods and 
came with their families to Vassalboro, settling along the eastern 
side of the town. Among them were, Reuben Weeks, David 
Wyer, Shubael Cottle, John G. Fitch, Shubael Hussey, Henry 
Cottle, Joseph Barney, James Alley, Seth and Daniel Coffin, and 
Captain Albert Clark. Between the north village and Priest hill 
Colonel John Dearborn settled. His house was west of George 
Newell's farm, while east of him and north of Mr. Priest, Peter 
Pray had an early home, where George Taggart lives. South of 
Priest's Abner Taylor settled, where some of his descendents 
reside. We have noticed the early coming and usefulness of 
John Getchell. Undoubtedly he was the first, and certainly was 
the leading spirit among them. He was a successful hunter — 
skilled in forest lore — and went a few miles up the valley with 
Arnold, in the fall of 1775, which small investment of fact has 
yielded a handsome return of fiction in the hands of sensational 
and superficial writers.* 


The town of Vassalboro was incorporated April, 26, 1771, and 
included Sidney till 1792 when the latter was set off by act of 
General Court. 

We are unable to find the original Act of Incoporation but 
have copied the first warrant for a town meeting to elect town 

* These notes are an Extract from the Kennebec County History, 1892. 

26 Vassalboro, Maine. 

officers and to vote for several county officials. The warrant 
follows : 

To Mr. Matthew Hastings : 

By virtue of the power to me giveu by a law of this Province 
incorporating a certain tract of land in the County of Lincoln 
into a township by the name of Vassalborough butted and 
bounded as below mentioned, you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the freeholders and other inhabitants of said 
town qualified by Law to vote in Town affairs to meet at the 
house of James Bacon, Innholder, on the 22nd. day of May, 1771, 
at eight o'clock before noon. To choose Selectmen, Town 
Clerk, Constables and other such officers as shall be necessary to 
manage the affairs of said town. You are also to notify »nd 
warn the said Freeholders that at the same meeting they are to 
bring in their votes for a Registrar of Deeds, and also for a 
Treasurer for the said County of Lincoln qualified according to 
Law. The said town of Vassalborough is butted and bounded 
as follows: viz; Beginning on the East side of the Kennebeck 
River on the North iine of lot No. Fifty and running from Ken- 
nebeck River on said line an East South East course five miles 
(being bounded thus by Hallowed) from thence to run North- 
wardly about eight miles more or less on such a course as to 
meet the East end of a line running East South East from the 
Kennebeck River along the Southwardly line of Lot No. 102, 
fronting on said Kennebeck River. From thence to run West 
North "West on the last mentioned line to the said river to the 
end of five miles on the West side thereof. From thence to run 
Southwardly to the North Westwardly line corner of the town 
of Hallowed aforesaid. From thence to run East South East 
five miles on the Northwardly side of said town to the Kennebeck 
River and over said River to the first mentioned bounds. 

Given under my hand and seal the 17th day of May, 1771. 

James Howard, Justice of the Peace. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 27 

Vassalborough, 22d, Ma}', 1771. 
By virtue of the Warrant I have warned the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Vassalborough to attend at time and place accord- 
ing to the tenor of said warrant. 

Matthew Hastings. 

Chose Matthew Hastings, Moderator. Chose Dennis Getchell, 
Matthew Hastings, Levi Powers, Selectmen. Chose John 
Rogers, Town Clerk. Chose Charles Webber, Town Treasurer. 


Town Clerks. — The town clerks, each serving until his suc- 
cessor's election, have been: John Rogers, who was elected in 
1771; Samuel Devens, in 1775; Charles Webber, 1776; Dr. 
Stephen Barton, 1777; Jedediah Barton, 1781; Matthew Hast- 
ings, 1782; Stephen Barton, 1784; Flint Barton, 1787; Asa 
Redington, 1790; Jer. Fairfield, 1792; Jonathan Fairfield, 1799; 
Jonathan Carlton, 1802; Benjamin Brown, Jr., 1803; Jonathan 
Fairfield, 1806; Joseph R. Abbott, 1809; Abial Gatchell, 1817; 
Joseph R. Abbott, 1824; Amos Stickney, 1830; Obed Durrell, 
1838; James Rowe, 1846; William II. Gates, 1865; Edward W. 
Bush, 1873; E. Frank Lincoln, 1874; William S. Bradley, 1881; 
Orrick Hawes, appointed in 1883 to fill vacancy ; William S. 
Bradley, 1884; A. S. Bradley, mad^ deputy, January, 1887; Seth 
B. Richardson, 1887; G. S. Perkins, 1898; B. K. Meservey, 1901, 
'02, '03. 

Selectmen. — 1771, Dennis Getchell, served 8 years; Matthew 
Hastings, 10; Levi Powers. 1772, Ebenezer Farwell, 2. 1773, 

28 Vassalboro, Maine. 

Chas. Webber. 1774, Daniel Fairfield, 4. 1775, Ebenezer Pat- 
tie, 3. Samuel Devens. 1776, Isaac Farwell jun., 2. 1777, Rem- 
ington Hobby. 1778, Stephen Barton, 2; Joseph. Webber. 1779, 
Nenemiah Getchell, Abial Lovejoy, 6. 1780, Flint Barton, 3. 
1781, Hugh Smiley, 2. 1784, Captain Samuel Grant, 3. 1785, 
Thomas Smiley, 4. 1786, Benjamin Dyer. 1787, Obadiah Wil- 
liams, 2. 1788, Lieutenant Ebenezer Moore, 6. 1791, Chas. 
Webber, 4. 1792, Reuben Fairfield, 15. 1793, Ebenezer Far- 
well. 1795, Daniel McFadden, 2. 1797, Isaiah Crowell, 9; John 
Getchell, 4. 1798, Samuel Redington, 3. 1801, Jonathan Carl- 
ton, 3. 1802, Beriah Packard. 1806, Abial Getchell, 12; Moses 
Starkey, 2; Nathaniel Percival. 1807, John Roberts, 5. 1808, 
Phillip Colby, 2; Joseph R. Abbott, 10. 1810, Isaac Roberts, 5. 
1812, Francis M. Rollins, 3. 1814, John O. Webster. 1815, 
Jeremiah Webber, 2. 1817, Joseph Southwick, Ebenezer Meiggs, 
2. 1818, Dean Bangs, Jun. 1819, Prince Hawes, Holman John- 
son, 9. 1820, John Roberts, 6. 1821, John Hussey. 1824, 
Jacob Southwick, 2. 1826, Elijah Robinson, 5; William Perci- 
val, 7. 1828, Phillip Leach. 1829, Amos Stickney, 10. 1833, 
Isaac Fairfield, 18; Moses Taber, 5. 1835, John G. Sturgis, 2. 
1837, Otis C. Adams, 2; William Taber. 1838, Oliver Prescott, 
4. 1840, Oliver Webber. 1841, Oliver A. Webber, 3. 1842, 
William A. Hawes, 2. 1843, Jonathan A. Smith, 2; Joseph H. 
Cole. 1844, Joseph E. Wing, David G. Robinson, 5. 1845, John 
llomans, 9. 1849, John Marble, 2. 1850, Hiram Pishon. 1851, 
John Goff Hall, 5. 1854, William Merrill, Warren Percival, 5; 
Howard G. Abbott. 1857, Jacob Prescott, 2; John R. White- 
house, 10. 1859, Joseph B. Low, 6. 1862, Orrick Hawes, 7. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 29 

1864, Edward S. Weeks. 1865, William H. Cates, 7. 1868, J. 
E. Mills, 2. 1870, Joseph H. Allen, 5. 1871, Edward W. Bosh, 
4. 1872, Henry H. Robbing, 4. 1875, Warren Percival, 2; Isaiah 
Gifford, 6. 1876, George Howell. 1877. Benjamin McDonald, 
Howard Wentworth, 2. 1878, George Reynolds, 3. 1880, 
Ezekiel Small. 1881, Greenlief Lowe, 6; Benjamin J. Rackliff, 
Albert M. Bradley. 1882, B. C. Nichols, Hartwell Getchell. 
1883, W. A. Evans, 7 years. 1884, Joel W. Taylor, 2. 1885, 
Peter Williams. 1886, Gustavus Hussey, 3. Alexander Hall, 
7. 1888, Henry T. Drummond, 3. 1892, E. C. Barrows, 
Alexander Hall, R. C. Burgess. 1893, E. C. Barrows, Alex- 
ander Hall, R. C. Burgess. 1894, E. C. Barrows, Geo. S. 
Hawes, E. E. Warren. 1895, E. C. Barrows, Geo. S. Hawes, 
E. E. Warren. 1896, E. C. Barrows, Geo. S. Hawes, E. E. 
Warren. 1897, E. C. Barrows, Geo. S. Hawes, E. E. War- 
ren. 1898, E. C. Barrows, Geo. S. Hawes, E. E. Warren. 1899, 
E. C. Barrows, Geo. S. Hawes, E. E. Warren. 1900, E. C. Bar- 
rows, Geo. S. Hawes, E. E. Warren. 1901, E. C. Barrows, O. J. 
Hussey, E. L. Priest. 1902, O. J. Hussey, E. L. Priest, J. C. 
Evans. 1903, O. J. Hussey, E. L. Priest, Geo. S. Perkins. 

Treasurers. — The first treasurer of the town was Charles 
Webber, in 1771, who also served in 1776. The succession of 
treasurers, with years of election follows: John Rogers, 1772 
Samuel Devens, 1775; Dr. Stephen Barton, 1777; Benjamin 
Hobby, 1778; Captain Abial Lovejoy, 1780; Captain Samuel 
Grant, 1781; Ebenezer Farwell, 1782; Samuel Grant, 1783; 
Nehemiah Getchell, 1785; Flint Barton, 1790; Nehemiah Get- 
chell, 1792; Jer. Fairfield, 1795; Samuel Redington, 1798; 

30 J'assalboro, Maine. 

Reuben Fairfield, 1801; Jonathan Carlton, Sr., 1802; Samuel 
Redington, 1803; Benjamin Brown, 1813; Samuel Redington, 
1815; Joseph R. Abbott, 1819; Samuel Redington, 1821; Joseph 
Southwick, 1822; Philip Leach, 1828; Albert G. Brown, 1829; 
Elijah Robinson, 1830; John Collins, 1832; Thomas Carlton, 
1833; Amos Stickney, 1834; Moses Purington, 1835; William 
Perciyal, appointed November, 183G, to complete the year; 
Thomas Carlton, 1837; Amos Stickney, 1838; Obed Durrell, 
1839; John Homans, 1846; Joseph II. Cole, 1850; James Rowe, 
1851; Joseph 11. Cole, 1851; William P. Whitehouse, 1855; 
James Rowe, 1856; Joseph H. Cole, 1857; William Merrill, 1859; 
William S. B. Runnells, 1863; William H. Cates, 1864; Warren 
Percival, 1866; Z. Butterfield, 1867; J. S. Butterfiehl, 1877; 
Charles F. Crowell, 1887; C4eorge II. Cates, 1891. 


This town, like so many others in the County of Kennebec, is 
justly proud of its military record. We know that no written 
word can do justice to those services; therefore, we attempt no 
pen-picture of the deeds of former generations, wrought on the 
field of battle to preserve the principles of free government. We 
give their names and arrange them to show the different periods 
of service in which they were engaged. The following is Vassal- 
boro's record for the war of 1812-'15. 

This town raised companies by eulistment. One was raised for 
Colonel Moore's regiment, and the commissioned officers were: 

Vassalboro, Maine. 31 

Daniel Wyman, captain ; Alexander Jackson, lieutenant; William 
Tarball, ensign. Thomas Hawes, Daniel Whiteliouse, Zenas 
Percival and Roland Frye were sergeants; John Clay, Gersham, 
Clark, Thomas Whiteliouse and Jonathan Smart, corporals; 
George Webber, musician. There were twenty-nine privates. 
Wing's company, enlisted in Vassalboro, was attached to the 
same regiment. The commissioned officers of the company were: 
Joseph Wing, captain; Levi Maynard, lieutenant; and Nehemiah 
Gould, ensign. The non-commissioned officers were: Elijah 
Robinson, Moses Rollins, Stephen Low, Josiah Priest, sergeants; 
Levi Chadbourne, Amasa Starkey, John Frye, Reuben Priest, 
corporals. The musicians were Enoch Marshall and Stephen 
Townsend. The privates numbered fifty-three men. Still an- 
other small company was enlisted for Moore's regiment, and the 
captain was Jeremiah Farwell; lieutenant, Aaron Gaslin ; Charles 
Webber, Eli French, John G. Hall, and Elijah Morse were ser- 
geants; Benjamin Bassett, Nathaniel Merchant, and Heman 
Sturges, corporals; John Lovejoy, musician; and the file of 
privates numbered thirty men. A company was drafted from 
Vassalboro, of which Jeremiah Farwell was commissioned cap- 
tain; Nathaniel Spratt, lieutenant; and Nehemiah Gould, ensign; 
Charles Webber, Amariah Hardin, Jr., Jabez Crowell, and Elijah 
Morse were sergeants; Roland Frye, Samuel Brand, Benjamin 
Melvin and Thomas Whitehouse, corporals; Washington Drake 
and Timothy Whitehouse, musicians. The company embraced 
sisty-seven men as privates. 

32 Vass-alboro, Maine. 

CIVIL WAR.— lS61-'65. 

Vassalboro was credited with the following at the close of the 
year 1861 : — 

Charles F. Austin, Albert C. Ballard, p at Richmond, July 21, 
'61 ; Llewellyn Ballard, w and p at Richmond, July 21, '61 ; 
Leander Bean, Joab D. Bragg, Lewis Bragg, George E. Burgess, 
Jefferson Bragg, William H. Brown, d Oct. 24, '62; Daniel W. 
Buzzell, Edmund P. Buck, Fredrick O. Chick, Eugene W. Cross, 
Antone Cady, Benjamin B. Coombs, Alonzo P. Cortland, Daniel 
Eaton, Jeremiah A. Estes, k Aug. 25, '64; James R. Eaton, 
William Elliott, Lorenzo P^armington, George R. Freeman, 
George L. Freeman, d at Washington, Dec. 19, '61; James 
Farrell, H. P. Fairfield, Frank Forbes, p at Bull Run, July 21, 
'61, k May 5, '64; John E. Fossett, w at Chantilly and Gettys- 
burg, July 2, '63; Edwin P. Getchell, Edwin F. Getchell, Van T. 
Gilbert, Alonzo Hinckley, d Sept. 20, '62 ; Thomas E. Home, d 
April 25, '62; Orriok II. Hopkins, James W. Irving, William H. 
Irving, Asa W. Jaqueth, Benjamin Lamson, John W. Livermore, 
William W. Livermore, w Ji !, '63; Samuel Lisherness, Henry 
Lyon, k in action; Timothy Merrow, Horace S. Mills, w in 
action; John McCommic, Capt. Richard W. Mullen, w at Baton 
Rouge ; George C. Morrow, William A. Merrill, d Feb. 6, '62 ; 
Cyrus M. Major, d Dec. 9, '63; Nathaniel Meigs, d Nov. 13, '62 ; 
John M. Mower, Allen W. Mills, John Morrow, Alamber H. 
Pray, Isaac C. Pratt, Benjamin Parker, Nathaniel P. Randall, 
George S. Rollins, d of wounds received at Fredericksburg ; 

Vassalboro, Maine. 33 

William A. Robinson, d Oct. 8, '62; W. J. Rowe, William B. 
Shaw, (1 Nov., 1862; George W. Sabins, Timothy Small, Jr., 
Edwin Small, Alonzo Stillings, George A. Stillings, Charles A 
Smart, w July 2, '63; Lieut. Bradford W. Smart, p at Manassas; 
Charles H. Stone, G. W. Steward, Cyrus Southards, James II. 
Taylor, Nathan P. Taber, p at Bull Pain, July 21, '61 ; Albert 
Varney, k in action; Orrison Warren, Hermon S. Webber, w at 
Fair Oaks, June 4, '62, d Aug. 10, '62; Elisha T. Weymouth, 
William Wentworth, Daniel Weeks, George A. Willis, James W. 
White, William Weiler, Churles II. Whitehouse, Eben W. 
Young, p at Richmond. 

Vassalboro sent to the front the following during the time 
between 1861 and the close of the war: — 

Benjamin Adams, Peter Atkin, d in hospital, Nov. 13, '65; 
George J. Allen, George E. Allen, James U. Atwood, Charles L. 
Austin, William A. Austin, w March 27, '63; Stilman G. Bailey, d 
Nov. 24, '62 ; George Baker, George Baldwin, George W. Barnes, 
Lieut. Edwin C. Barrows, Charles Baxter, Isaac F. Bourne, 
Oliver Brackett, Joseph O. Bragg, Robt. C. Bragg, Lewis Bragg, 
J. D. Bragg, Robert C. Brann, Hiram N. Brann, Frederick 
Bridge, Benjamin Bubier. C. D. Bubier, Ambrose Burgess, d Dec. 
26, '62; Antoine Cady, Michael Cain, Darius Cain, James R. 
Carney, Henry F. Chadwick, Samuel Chute, Edwin W. Clark, 
George W. Clifford, Robert Cole, Edmund G. Coleman, Charles 
E. Collins, William E. Cox, Charles S. Crowell, John Dalton, 
Albert F. Day, H. G. Dickey, Samuel K. Doe, Lewis B. Doe, 
accidentally k Jan. 4, '63; James R. Eaton, John Emerson, James 
S. Emery, William English, Redford M. Estes, John H. Estes, w 

34 Vassalboro, Maine. 

July 2, '63; Gustavus K. Estes, k Oct. 27, '63; William D. Ewes, 
H. A. Ewes, w July 1, '64; George W. Fairfield, Qrrin Farnham, 
Lorenzo Farrington, Elbridge C. Fassett, d July 12, '63; Andrew 
Flanigan, Thomas Flanigan, John II. Frazier, Charles A. Freeman, 
John M. Fogg, Wiliard O. Fogg, Robert M. Fossett, d Oct. 25, '62; 
Joseph E. Fossett, Norman II. Fossett, James Footman, George H. 
Gardner, Henry W". Gardner, Joseph C. Gardner, Abraham Gorow, 
Eliheu Getchell, Van T. Gilbert, Charles Gibson, w in action, 
May 27, '63; Joseph A. Glazier, E. R. Goff, Lawrence Griffin, 
RisKworth Gray, Henry A. Hamilton, Charles L. Hamlin, w at 
Gettysburg, '63; James H. Handy, d April 17, '63; John Hart, 
Michael Harmon, Edwin P. Hatch, w; Michael Hanlin, William 
P. Ilawes, G. Hayford, Henry Heath, Charles H. Holt, Stephen 

A. Hoyt, p July 1, '63; C. W. Hussey, Isaac Ilussey, George H. 
Hnssey, k in action, May 12, '64; Waterman T. Hutchins, John 
F. Irving, d May 18, '63; James W. Irving, Preston B. Jones, R. 
F. Jordan, William Keaton, William Keefe, Robert J. Kitchen, d 
Sept. 30, '64; L. R. Lambard, Samuel R. Latte, Wardman Little- 
held Ezra B. Lord, Prescott M. Lord, George M. Lufkins, H. W. 
Lyon, Lieut. Thomas A. Maxfield, John McCormick, w in head at 
Manassas; William McCormick, Fred E. Mellen, Shepherd H. 
Merrow, James McGuin, Horace S. Mills, p April 1, '65 ; Albion 

B. Mills, d of wounds, Aug. 7, '63; Jacob N. McKay, p May 2, 
'63, w ; Artemas McKay, Robert McMahon, Peter McNalley, 
Simon Morrison, Charles A. Morse, w '63; Thomas Moody, 
Alexander Murray, Daniel Nicholas, James Nicholas, John Olson, 
Joseph P. Phillips, James Phillips, Frank W. Pierce, Greenlief 
Pillsbury, John T. Pratt, Albert H. Pratt, Orria Prebble, II. F. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 35 

Priest, k at Gettysburg, July 1, '63; Edward A. Priest, d at New 
Orleans, March 7, '65; James S. Priest, N. P. Randall, William 
Reed, John Regan, F. T. Reynolds, Orson F. Richardson, d Oct., 
'62; Edward Rice, Reuben F. Robbins, Oliver P. Robbins, Harlan 
P. Robbins, Lieut. Henry II. Robbins, Albert F. Robbins, George 
W. Sabin, Isaiah C. Sabins, Varnum B. Saulsbury; Charles H. 
Savage, Warren Sennett, Warren Seward, p from Aug. 18, '64, 
to March, '65; Charles F. Shaw, Edmund R. Shaw, d of wounds 
April 24, '64; G. F. Shaw, Eugene Shaw, Geoi'ge Shaw, Charles 
W. Shaw, Walter B. Shaw, w May 12, '64; Melville B.Shermau, 
d April 9, '63; Charles Simpson, Robert II. Sinclair, Lieut. Brad- 
ford W. Smart, Robert Smart, Sylvester Smart, Wilber F. Snow, 
d of wounds June 1, '64; W. M. Starkey, d March 13, '63; 
William R. Starkey, Samuel J. Starkey, Alonzo Stillings, Charles 
Sullivan, William Sweeney, Frank P. Taber, d at Warrenton ; 
William F. Taber, Charles F. Tarbell, k in action may 27, '63; 
C. W. Taylor, John Tibbetts, p Sept. 16, '64; William W. 
Tibbetts, C. E. Tobey, Warren H. Tobey, Josiah Totten, William 
I. Towue, J. M. Underwood, George II. Waldron, d April 15, '63; 
George W. Ward, Henry Ware, Edwin A. Warren, A. S. 
Webber, Gustavus H. Webber, w in action '63; Vergil II. Web- 
ber, k at Gettysburg July 1, '63; Charles E. Webber, d April 4, 
'63; Benjamin Weeks, William White, James D. White, Hollis 
M. White, Henry W. White, George C. Wentworth, Edwin A. 
Wentworth, Franklin Wentworth, d Feb. 6, '64; William Went- 
worth, George H. Wiley, Samuel W. Wood, Jacob H. Woodsum, 
w May 27, '63; Ed. E. Worth, Francis Worth, d at Washington 
Jan. 14, '64; Benjamin F. Worth, w Aug. 18, '64. 

36 Vassalboro, Maine. 

From other sources than the record given above we are enabled 
to give the following: Josiah S. Arey, d Aug. '64; Andrew J. 
Burgess, d Mar. '65; Jeremiah Estes, k Sept. '63; Charles II. Gib- 
son, k Sept. '64; Edwin W. Gould, w June '64; Joseph H. Mea- 
der, d of wounds, July '64; Timothy Nicholas, w May '64; 
George E. Pishon, d '63; Benjamin Weeks, k May '64; Osa C. 
Wyman, p '64. 

The following are Vassalboro men who served in the quotas of 
other towns: Amory Webber, George A. Emery, James S. Emery, 
Frederick A. Hopkins, Walter Phillips, John B. Elliott, Simon 
B. Elliott, John B. Stowe, Henry R. Calder, Zachariah B. 
Stewart, Eugene Whitehouse, Henry W. Worth, Harlow D. 


Records have been kept showing the bounties paid by the 
respective towns to promote these later enlistments, to employ 
substitutes and to relieve their citizens who were drafted. The 
total disbursments for these purposes, and the amounts refunded 
to the several municipalities from the State bonds were as fol- 
lows : 

Paid. Received. 

Albion, ... % 21,265.00 - - % 8,033.33 

Augusta, ... - 100,456.00 - - - 44,466.67 

Belgrade, .... 43,080.00 - - 9,041.67 

Benton, - - - 26,575.72 - - - 5,775.00 

Chelsea, .... 11,266.05 - - 4,441.67 

Vassalboro, Maine. 37 

China, ... 

47,735.34 - 

- 12,708.33 

Clinton, .... 



Farmingdale, ... 

14,966.19 - 

- 3,641.67 

Fayette, .... 



Gardiner, ... 

65,070.53 - 

- 23,108.33 

Hallowell, .... 



Litchfield, ... 

24,860.00 - 

- 9,158.33 

Manchester, ... 



Monmouth, ... 

32,950.00 - 

- 9,216.67 

Mt. Vernon, 






Pittston, .... 



Randolph, ... 



Readfield, .... 




25,675.00 - 

- 3,666.67 

Sidney, .... 



Vassalboro, ... 

73,100.00 - 

- 14,750.00 

Vienna, .... 




68,016.00 - 

- 19,888.33 

Wayne, .... 



West Gardiiner, 

22,374.00 - 

- 6,291.67 

Windsor, .... 



Winslow, ... 

25,658.00 - 


Winthrop, - 



Unity Plantation, 

1,850.00 - 


38 Vassalboro, Maine. 


Because of the innumerable water powers scattered throughout 

the eastern states munufacturing has become a very prominent 

industr}- in this part of the country. In no section is this true to 

a greater extent than in Maine. When the pioneers began the 

preparation of a home in this region they found two things were 

necessary, viz. : a mill to grind corn into meal and a mill to saw 

lumber. These they at once began to provide. The earliest 

recorded effort made by the early settlers to secure a grist mill 

bears the date of October 20, 1766, when Vassalboro was the only 

settled place above Cushnoc (Augusta). It is in the form of a 

petition to the Committee of the Kennebec Company in Boston 

and reads as follows : 

To the Honorable Committee of the Kennebec Company in 
Boston : 

The most of us are able to raise a great part of our bread and 
expect soon to raise it all, but we greatly need a grist mill, there 
being none nearer than Cobbossecontee, which costs us ton shil- 
lings a bushel. Grant us a grist mill »n Seven Mile Brook by 
building the same or granting the lot to some settler, or the 
inhabitants "will build the mill themselves, if in your great wis- 
dom and goodness be meet to grant ns the privilege. 

(Signed). Matthew Hastings, Moses Hastings, John Taylor, 
John Marsh, James Hill, Aaron Healey, James Bacon, Jonathan 
Dyer, David Spencer, Bennett Woods, John Stone, Beriah Dore, 
Isaac Spencer, Richard Burke, Nat. Mary, John Huston, Moses 
Spencer, Noah Kidder, Denes Getchell, John Getchell, Nemier 
Getchell, James Hutchinson, Thomas Clark, Joseph Clark, Dan- 

Vassalboro, Maine. 39 

iel Bragg, John Sympsou, David Strandley, Josiali Butterrteld, 
Samuel Getchell, Charles Branu, Lewis Fairbrother, Manuell 
Smith, Phillip Foot, Frederick Foot, Antony Foot, Isaac Fare- 
well, Bunker Farewell, Isaac Farewell Jr., Ebenezer Farewell, 
Nathan Moor, Collins Moor, Uriah Clark, David Clark, David 
Hancock, James Clark, Samuel Bradock, Charles Webber, 
Joseph Carter, James Huston, Seth Greele, Ezekiel Pattee, John 
White, Charles Jackson, Moses Bickford, and Daniel Townsend. 

It appeai-s that the negotiations resulted in securing a mill and 
we therefore conclude that the first mill in this town was located 
on the Seven Mile Brook. 

Other mills on this stream have been owned and operate 1 as 
follows: Grist Mill built in 1812 near Riverside by James T. 
Bowdoin. His successors were Joseph Stuart, Thomas Carlton, 
and Hiram Lovejoy, who sold in 1827 to Ephraim Jones. At 
this time wood sawing was done here. 

At that time this was the only mill between Augusta and 
Waterville and had three runs of stones, often being operated 
day and night. Other owners were A. P. Fallowsbee after 1829; 
George W. Hall and Augusta parties in 1838; later, and the last 
we are able to learn of, Thaddeus Snell. It is now in ruins. 

There have been several other mills on this stream, one of them, 
located further up, being operated away back, in the early years 
and was later owned by one James Robbins. It was built, date 
uncertain, by Benjamin Brown, Capt. William Farwell and John 
Howard. The tannery near the saw mill was built by John 
Gardner about 1830 and the old Coleman saw mill near Webber 
Pond later called the Foster mill. Two paper mills have been 

40 Vassalboro, Maine. 

335 "^7"a-ter Street. .A/CrG-TTST-A-, IkdlE. 

operated on this stream, one near the mouth, burned in 1841, and 
one further up the stream built by Cox and Talpy. 


The history of manufacturing in this portion of the town is 
made up of traditions very largely. From tradition largely we 
learn that there were at a very early date dams and works on the 
brook back of the Isaiah Gifford place. An ashery, pail manu- 
factory, plaster mill, both the former being the property of Jacob 
Southwick. He also ran a large tannery at the mouth of the 
brook, near the river, built in 1816. Thomas Frye and a firm 
of Thomas & Ebenezer Frye operated his tanneries near the vil- 
lage on the same stream. Other and less important industries 
were carried on at this part of the town from time to time but 
the above comprise the chief among the very early ones. 

Boot and shoe manufacturing was carried on here at one time. 
F. D. Dunham, about 1835, began to manufacture boots and after 
a few years was burned out. He sought new quarters and con- 
tinued his business till about 1880, sometimes employing as many 
as one hundred men. Joseph Estes was another who was en- 

Vassalboro, Maine. 41 

gaged in this industry employing about fifty hands. Caleb 
Nichols and William Tarbell were also engaged in this same line. 
About the close of the War there was a saw mill built on the H. 
C. Burleigh place. It was run by water power at first, later run 
by steam. 


In the first decade or two of this century Dr. Edward South- 
wick from Danvers, Mass. built up a tanning business at this point 
which was in 1820 the largest in New England. We learn that 
he had to the west of the Jonathan Nowell house more than an 
acre covered with sheds for his tan bark. About the time that 
Dr. Southwick was at the height of his prosperity John D. Lang, 
of Providence, R. I. came to N. Vassalboro and put some more 
capital into the wool carding and cloth dressing mill then owned 
and operated by his brothers-in-law, Alton Pope and Peter M. 
Stackpole. The plant was turned into a complete woolen mill 
under the name of Lang, Stackpole & Pope, and was in full 
operation at 1836. Mr. Lang obtained control of the tannery 
about 1850 and the year following the brick mill was built. The 
property gradually passed into the hands of Boston parties and is 
owned and operated to day by the American Woolen Co. The 
new mill which is 47 by 200 feet, is the largest mill then and, now 
so far as the writer knows, in New England. This has been for 
years and still is the leading industry here. Other small plants 
such as the saw mill and grist mill and the box shop have at 
times been operated on this power. 

42 Vassalboro, Maine. 

E. J. Roberts, D. D. S., 


2-42 Water Street, 

. — SPECIALTIES : — -» 

Gold Fillings, Solid Crowns, Bridge Work and Porcelain Inlay. 


The power at the outlet of China Lake is ati excellent, one. 
The proprietors were, we are informed, instrumental in having 
built the first saw mill at this point, a few rods below the bridge at 
the village. John Getchell is the first millman we know in con- 
nection with this property. After the mill had become old and de- 
cayed a tannery was built on its site by Moses Dow. He was 
succeeded by Franklin Dow, his son, who continued the business 
until the water power was superseded by steam. The fire fiend 
destroyed the plant but it was rebuilt by Mr. Doav before his death 
in 1848. The business that same year passed into the hands of 
Caleb Nichols and William II. Gates. James C. Pierce became a 
partner of Mr. Cates in 18o4. The business was continued until 

Vassalboro^ Maine. 43 

1873, tanning- about fifteen hundred hides a year. The other 
plants here included the usual grist mills, saw mills and workshops 
which passed through various hands serving well their day and 

At Seward's Mills, Giles Seward first harnessed tin- power for 
mill purposes. Here for a time prospered various industries, but 
they gradually passed out of existence and this community became 
dependent on the fertility of its excellent farms which never fail. 


The church history of the town of Vassalboro is chiefly a 
history of the different denominations. We shall endeavor to 
trace the story of e;ich of these briefly. 


So far as we are able to learn, the first church society formed 
here was The First Baptist Church of Vassalboro, organized on 
June 3, 1788. This church prospered for about a dozen years. 
A second church was organized at Cross Hill in 1808 with thirty- 
seven members. Their pastor was Rev. Mr. Marble. The first 
church then added about a score of members to its number and 
prospered brief! y, soon becoming nearly extinct. Its church was 
sold for 643.00 in 1832, to Ezekiel Small. It stood north of the 
old grave-yard and south of the outlet lauding. In 1825 a revival 
took place and the church took in about twenty more members. 

44 Vassalboro, Maine. 

The pastor was undoubtedly, at this time, Rev. Jesse Martin, who 
remained four years after this date. 

These two churches finally concluded to unite, and on October 
12, 1839, they so voted, and also to build a church near Seward's 
Mills. The members had increased by the union to about seventy. 
The new church was dedicated on October 22, 1840. The follow- 
ing pastors have been among those in charge of the church: Revs. 
Ellis Kimball, Henry Kimball, E. W. Cressey, J. T. Swett, S. 
Fogg, E. Trask, H. Chipman, F. Merriam, Fred Bicknell, R. 
Bowler, E. S. Dore, M. J. Kelley, S. K. Smith, L. B. Gurney, 
Frederick A. Vinal, W. P. Palmer. 

The North Vassalboro Baptist Church was started here at a 
date not far from 1870, and a church was built in 1872-3. Its 
pastors have been Revs. John Dore, Nathaniel Butler, Samuel 
Bell, L. P. Gurney, F. A. Vinal, W. P. Palmer, W. C. Stetson, 
W. A. Smith, supply; Robert Morris, and the present pastor, 
F. S. Clark. This church was thoroughly renovated in 1901, 
something like a thousand dollars being laid out on its interior 
and exterior. The reader will find the hours of service for this 
church at the top of page 4, together with a small cut of the 


The Congregationalist denomination was first established in this 
town about 1820. The first building was erected at Vassalboro 
about 1816. Two years later Thomas Adams was sent here by 
the missionary society, and he organized the church and became 

Vassalboro, Maine. 45 

its pastor, remaining a long time. The building later became 
known as the Union church, but was finally used as a barn, 
about 1889. The next move of this denomination was at River- 
side where they erected another church in 1836. This church 
was burned in 1885. It was rebuilt two years later. Among its 
pastors have been the following: Rev. Fred Chutter, 1880; Rev. 
Henry Harding, 1883; Rev. David E. French, 1884; Rev. James 
E. Aikens; Rev. Mr. Woodrowe. 

Mr. Adams returned here in I860 and remained four years. 
The descendants of his former flock built the church at Vassal- 
boro and named it Adams' Memorial Chapel. The pastors of the 
Riverside Church hold services here. 


The Methodist denomination was not formally organized in this 
town till a comparatively later date, not far from 1850. We have 
the knowledge that the great apostle of Methodism, Jesse Lee, 
visited the town, and was followed by other men of this belief for 
many years, but no church was organized. At East Vassalboro, 
Sullivan Bray, in 1852, was pastor, his charge including North 
Vassalboro also. Others who followed Mr. Bray were O. F. 
Jenkins, Cyrus Phenix, Daniel Clark, Benjamin B. Byrne, L. H. 
Bean. At North Vassalboro the society was provided with a 
place for worship in the Union church till 1875, when they moved 
an unfinished church from Winslow, and repaired it for their 
present building. From 1875 to 1881 the pastors at East Vassal- 
boro were W. J. Clifford, Daniel Smith, Josiah Bean, J. R. Clif- 

46 Vassalboro, Maine. 

ford, and E. H. Tannic! iff e. From 1886, among their pastors 
have been the following: William Wood, E. H. Haddock, W. 
Wiggin, W. F. Prince. In 1890, North Vassalboro and Getchell's 
Corners societies were united, with W. J. Kelley as pastor, and 
East Vassalboro was joined with China. The succeeding pastors 
at North Vassalboro have been, Edward Freeman, 1890-1 ; Frank 
W. Brooks, 1891-4; X. R. Pearso.n, 1894-6; J. A. Weed, 1896-7; 
F.W. Towle, 1897-9; E. S. Gohan, 1899-1901; B. G. Seaboyer, 
1901 to the present time. 

The Methodists in the southern portion of the town were 
organized at an earlier period, erecting the church on Cross Hill 
about the year 1813. Among the pastors who served the society 
and classes at Riverside, South Vassalboro, and Cross Hill, were the 
following: Benjamin Jones, Albert Church, Charles Munger, Daniel 
Fuller, Barnett M. Mitchell, Ephraim Bryant, George Pratt, Cyrus 
Phenix, Sullivan Bray, Lewis Wentworth, 1857 ; Jesse Harriman, 
1858; S. Freeman Chase, 1860; F. A. Soule, 1861; James Hart- 
ford, 1863; Ephraim Bryant, 1864; Levi L. Shaw and Elliott B. 
Fletcher, 1865; Ephraim Bryant, 1870; Theodore Hill, 1871; 
Charles E. Springer and E. B. Fletcher, 1872; Abram Plummer, 
1873; Samuel Bickmore, 1875; William J. Clifford, 1876; 
Charles II. Bray, son of Sullivan Bray, 1877; Wilbur F. Chase, 


The Catholic Church of North Vassalboro is a mission church 
supplied from other towns of larger size. About 1871 this 
society erected a neat and modern house of worship. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 47 


The Union Church was erected at North Vassalboro in May, 
1851, at an expense of $800.00. Beriah Weeks, Timothy Rowell 
ami Levi Webber, were the building committee. It was then the 
only church edifice there. In 1880, having been several years 
closed, it was sold for the benefit of the chief contributors, and 
13 now a tenement hou 



*It is to the honor of the Society of Friends, in Kennebec 
County, that its members espoused so zealously the cause of 
education. Although the early Friends here were unlettered in 
a large degree, and, perhaps, partly for this reason, they resolved 
that their children and those of future generations should be 
wisely and carefully taught. The grove of oak trees crowning 
the top of the hill to the north-east of the village at Vassalboro, 
was chosen as the location pf the school which these Friends 
founded fifty-four years ago. There are few more striking 
landscape views in tne state. The eye follows the winding 
Kennebec through its beautiful course among farms and forests 
until it reaches Augusta, and far beyond the city, to where the 
horizon is skirted with hills. The noted peaks in the range of 

* Those notes from Kennebec County History. 

48 Vassalboro, Maine. 

western Maine mountains are prominent in the northwest, while 
Mt. Washington and Mt. Adams are visible over the western 
hilltops. The position could not fail to be constantly an inspiring 
influence; then, too, only a few rods from this spot the Friends 
meeting in the county had been held in 1780, and a large body of 
Friends still assembled there for worship. Furthermore, this was 
a center to a large community in which the children had no edu- 
cational advantages beyond the ordinary town schools; and finally, 
in or near this neighborhood lived men who had hearts large 
enough to use their means in laying the foundation to an institu- 
tion, the good work of which had only begun in their life time. 
About the year 1850 John D. Lang and Ebenezer Frye, of Vassal- 
boro ; Samuel Taylor, of Fairfield; and Alden Sampson and 
Alton Pope, of Manchester, all prominent members of the Society 
of Friends, advocated the establishment of a school where the 
children of Kennebec County might receive careful training, 
cultivating influence, religous impression and broad teaching. To 
secure its establishment they individually gave $1,000.00. Wil- 
liam Hobbie, grandson of Benjamin Hobbie, a vigorous spirited 
man and a natural teacher, was the first principal ; but the school 
in these first years, not being a financial success, was closed. 
In 1856 Eli Jones, the Friend minister and missionary, whose 
home was in the town of China, advocated that an effort be made 
to open the school ; $15,000 being necessary to secure the suc- 
cess of the new undertaking, he became chairman of a committee 
to raise that amount, which was nearly all subscribed by six hun- 
dred Friends in the State. Eli Jones was made principal for the 
first year and had a large and successful school. A large part of 

Vassalboro, Maine. 49 

the children of Friends in the County had the benefit of a longer 
or shorter period at the Oak Grove Seminary, as it was named, 
and here they have been helped to become good citizens and to 
lead noble and valuable lives. 

In 1880 a fire destroyed the academy building, necessitating 
the close of the school. Five years later a large building for 
school purposes was constructed joining the boarding house on 
the south side of the road. In the autumn of 1887, as a large 
school had just begun the entire structure was burned down by 
an incendiary. In this time of discouragement friends were not 
wanting and the present set of buildings was raised, Charles M. 
Bailey, of Winthrop, paying for their construction in order that 
all other funds might be used as a permanent fund, which has 
now reached $20,000. Besides the principals already named, it 
has been under the instruction and care of Albert K. Smiley, 
Augustine Jones, Elijah Cook, Franklin Page, Richard M. Jones, 
Edward II. Cook, Charles H. Jones, and Rufus M. Jones, some 
others serving for a short period. The seminary is now owned 
and managed by the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends. 
Originally the Friends aimed at having "select schools," where 
their children might be taught by themselves: to-day their two 
schools in New England are open to all who are suitable to be 
admitted, and the seminary last year enrolled one hundred and 
thirty-one students. All such institutions have an inner history 
which no one can write, and an influence no one can measure. 
Perhaps no other one thing which the Friends of Kennebec 
County have started into existance has accomplished so much 
good or has in it so much possibility of future blessing, not only 

50 Vassalboro, Maine. 

in this County, but to the State at large, as Oak Grove Seminary: 
and so long as it stands it will be a noble monument to the 
memoiy of the faithful and generous men who wrought for it in 
its infancy, who mourned for its reverses, and who lifted it from 
its ashes to its present condition of usefulness. The present 
faculty consists of, George H. James, A. B., principal, mathe- 
matics; Charles W. Davis, A. B., science and history; George G. 
Wright, commercial department; Alta M. Bailey, A. B., pre- 
ceptress, Eagiish, Latin, Greek; Leroy J. Small, A. B., modern 
languages; Mrs. Low, music; Miss Townsend, art department. 


The town of Vassalboro has ever stood out boldly and faith- 
fully for the support and maintenance of her schools. In 1790 
the town was divided into nine districts, viz: 

(1). Beginning at the north line of said town on the river, 
extending southwardly as far as the north line of Jacob Taber, 
Jun's lot, including the first and second mile. 

(2). Beginning at the north line of Jacob Taber, Jun's lot, 
thence southerly as far as the north line of Jonathan Low's lot, 
including the first and second mile, likewise the third mile from 
the north line of the town southwardly as far as the south line of 
Jacob Taber's lot. 

(3). Beginning at the last mentioned bounds, extending south- 
wardly as far as the south line of John Williams' lot, including 
first, second, and third mile. 

Vassulboro, Maine. 51 

(4). Beginning at John Williams' south line, extending south- 
wardly as far as Jethro Gardiner's north line, including the first 
and second mile. 

(5). From Jethro Gardiner's north line to the south line of 
said town, including the first and second mile. 

(6). Beginning at the north line of said town, extending 
southwardly as far as David Dickey's south line, including fourth 
and fifth mile. 

(7). From David Dickey's south line extending southwardly 
as far as the south line of Bunker Farwell's lot, including the 
fourth and fifth mile. 

(8). From Bunker Farwell's south line southerly as far as the 
line between lots No. 7 and 8 on the fourth mile, including the 
third, fourth and fifth miles. 

(9). From the line between lots 7 and 8 on the fourth mile 
southwardly as far as the south line of said town, including the 
third, fourth and fifth mile. 

The committee making this division was composed of Reuben 
Fairfield, Charles Webber, Nehemiah Getchell, Daniel McFadden, 
Joseph Fellows and John Taber. Teachers were hired and the 
schools of the town commenced. Alterations were made in the 
bounds of districts as the convenience of the inhabitants demanded 
and in 1795 another district was formed in the south part. This 
year a committee was chose]) in open town meeting to obtain 
teachers for all districts and pay out the money according to the 
number of pupils in each. The school interests were closely 
watched, and in 1797 the number of schools were reduced to 
seven, and the $ 700.00 raised by the town was disbursed by the 

52 Vassalboro, Maine. 

selectmen, who also engaged the teachers. In 1798 another divi- 
sion into districts was made, and a year later $1,000.00 was raised 
to build ten school-houses. In 1809 districts nine and thirteen 
were joined, but were to continue two schools taught by two teachers, 
one of whom was to be selected by the Friends. In 1816 the 
seventeen schools were visited by a committee appointed by the 
town which custom prevailed several years with beneficial results. 
The districts were again changed and re-bounded in 1823, but not 
until 1839 was the division of the town made into the twenty two 
districts which are now substantially the same. Some fifty years 
ago an academy was established at Getchell's Corners and 
flourished a score of years as the Vassalboro Academy. The 
building was used for religious as well as secular instruction, but 
in 1868 it was sold to the Methodist society and remodelled into 
the present Methodist church. From a town committee to hire 
teachers and visit schools the town voted a proper person in each 
district to do the duties for his district. Later years a super- 
intendent has been elected who visits and cares for the schools. 
Uniform text books of standard editions are now the property of 
the town, and a yearly appropriation for such books is made. The 
districts number twenty two and the houses and schools are in 
good condition. The school-building at North Vassalboro, built 
about 1872, contains three departments and a large public hall on 
the second floor. In 1873 an appropriation of $ 500.00 was made 
for a high school at East Vassalboro, but the continued success of 
Oak Grove Seminary has superseded the necessity for the high 

Vassalboro, Maine. 53 

CENSUS 1904. 

The population of the town of Vassalboro has been arranged 
herewith in families where that arrangement has been possible. 
In these families in addition to the names of the resident living 
members, the names of the non-resident members are included. 
It should be borne in mind that this plan does not include the 
names of all non-residents of Vassalboro as the names appear only 
when one or both of the parents are still living in town. At the 
end of the Census will be found the present addresses of these 
non-residents when such addresses have been given to the author. 
The non-residents are indicated by the star (*). 

Opposite the names of the population will be found the occu- 
pation. In order that we might give something of value in 
ascertaining facts concerning attendance upon schools, we have 
given all those who attend a common school or any grade below 
that of a High School the occupation of Pupil, indicated by the 
abbreviation "pi.' 1 Opposite the names of those who are attend- 
ing a High school or other institution of higher learning we have 
placed the abbreviation "stu." We give hi the following list 
some of the more common abbreviations we have used: far. — 
Farmer, car. — Carpenter, r. r. ser. — Conductors, Station Agents, 
Section Hands, etc. hw. — Housework, lab. — Laborer, phy. — 
Physician, clerg. — Clergyman, law. — Lawyer, mer. — Merchant. 


Vassalboro. Maine. 

mech. — Mechanic. eng. — Engineer. ins. — Insurance. tr. — 
Teacher, blk. — Blacksmith, cl. — Clerk, sur. — Surgeon, m'kr. 
— Maker, bk.-kpr. — Book-keeper, w'kr. — Worker, wk. — Work. 


Bradstreet, Hattie E. (Bourne), 

Bourne, David S., car. 

Loana A. (Reynolds), hw. 
Butterfield, Frederick, 

steam fitter. 

Florence E. (Bragg), hw. 

Zilpha E., 
Burgess, Geo. H., lab. 

Babb, Warren A., car. 

Jennie L. (Glazier), hw. 

Dalass A., pi. 

Barker, Levi C, postmaster. 

Sweetie L. W. (Bragg), 

Chas. L., pi. 

Bragg, Marietta (Clark), hw. 

♦Florence E., hw. 

Maud M., hw. 

Bragg, Edward S., r. r. ser. 

Cora E. (Philbrook), 


*Edith M., hw. 

Carrol E., stu. 

Butterfield, Z. A. (Bryant), hw. 

*Fred Z., steam fitter. 

Elizabeth B., hw. 

♦Butterfield, Chas. G, eng. 

♦Butterfield, Herbert H., 

air br'k. insp. 
Butterfield, Jeremiah S., ret'd. 

Eliza F. (Weeks), hw. 

*Geo., asst. pension office. 

♦Elmer, supt. boys' school. 

Harry K., M. C. eng. 

Bailey, William S., hotel prop. 
Bradley, Mary A., hw. 

Bradley, Eliza B., hw. 

Bragg, Emery W., ret'd. 

Algada A. (McCorson),hw. 

♦Mellie J., hw. 

Bradley, John T., salesman. 

Josephine L. (Bragg), hw. 
♦Blish, Daniel P., claim agt. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


*Annie H., hw. 

Willie B., far. 

Bourne, Isaac F., retYL 

Sarah A. (Snell), hw. 

*Cora A., hw 

Lizzie S., hw. 

Emma E., lab. 


Clifford, Thomas J., far. 

Julia A. (Roberts), hw. 

Milton C, far. 

Addie M., hw. 

Bell T., hw. 

Clark, Dana M., far. 

Florence M. (Fitzgerald), 

Mildred H., pi. 

Combs, Frank W., 

far. & painter. 

Fannie F. (Babb), hw. 

Maggie May, 
Combs, Frank W., 

far. & paper hanger. 

L. M. hw. 

Cates, Etta S. (Mowers), hw. 

Geo. H., far. & mer. 

Abbie W., hw. 

John M., far. 

Cates, Chas. E., far. 

Anna S. (Livermore), hw. 

Collins, Chas. E., far. 

Ruth II. (Dunbar), hw. 

Clark, Ida F. (Young), hw. 

♦Madeline T., hw. & cl 

Cates, Geo. H., far. & mer. 

Louisa B. (Bryant), hw. 

*L. Percy, mer. 

Nancy E., cl. & book kp'r. 

B. Harold, stu. 

W. Carl, lab. 

Cates, David B., far. 

Bell (Clark), hw. 

Barker T., stu- 

S. Clark, stu. 


Doe, Abbie S. (Fossett), hw. 

*Minnie E., hw. 

Estelle M., hw. 
Dow, William H., station agt. 

Nettie L. (Wheeler), hw. 

Doe, Alva E., blk. 

Maud M. (Bragg), hw. 

Edwin L. 

Day, Lizzie (Wharton), hw. 

Arthur C, lab. 

Winfield Scott. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 



222 Water Street, AUGUSTA, MAINE. 

Delaney, Catherine M., hw. 
Denico, Etherlinda (Brann), 
Denico, Chas. B., far. 

Myra D. (Farnham), hw. 

*Fred C, far. 

*Elma B., car. & jobber. 

Bert O., 
Vern W., 


Fairfield, Wm. H., far. 

Nancy B. (Wyer), hw. 

*Geo. II., car. 

*Harriet E., hw. 

*IIelen M., hw. 
* Herbert W., 10-centteam. 

Gray, Cora (Bourne), hw. 

Gray, Chas. H., far. 

Lottie II. (Weeks), hw. 

Gray, Chas. II.. jar. 

*Harriet L., hw. 

*01ive I., dress rak'r. 

*Geo. A., 

department store. 
Ilawkes, Leon B., far. & lab. 

Mina E. (Leighton), hw. 

Leon M. 
Hawkes, Geo. D., far. 

*Lydia F., hw. 

♦Georgia A., hw. 

Iluzzey, Chas. B., cook. 

Hanson, Daniel B., far. 

Hoyt, Susan M., nurse. 

Iluzzey, Frank O., blk. 

Salina F. (Bragg), hw. 

Alton F., sec. hand. 

Ilescock, Daniel A., salesman. 

Caroline L. (Chapman), 

Lovisa, pi. 

Hamlin, Alonzo H., far. 

Emma L. (Priest), hw. 

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Mamie E., hw. Lewis, Mary P. (Greenlaw), 

*Bertha M., hw. hw. 

*IIamlin, Adelaide L. (Priest), Abbie, hw. 

hw. *Cyrus A., mech. 

*Carrie P., hw. *Delia C, hw. 

J Lamson, H. O., 

Jones, Olive A. (Wiggins), hw. carriage trimmer. 

Clarence W., PI. Annette W. (Bragg), 

Florence M., PI. hw. & dress mk'r. 

Jones, Daniel T., harness mk'r. * Walter II., ticket col. 

♦Bertha M., hw. *Edwin M., mer. 

K Lewis, Frank H., far. 

Kimball, J. E., far. Jennie (Caldwell), hw. 

Kitchen, Harriet (Ilinkley), *Williain W., printer. 

hw. *Frank II., U. S. ser. 

Knights, Frank C, painter. Chas. A., mach. 

Alice M. (Dearborn), hw. *Edna May, hw. 

Thorna* C, pi. *Linwood P., 

L mill operatiye. 

Leightou, T. i\, car. & blk. Jessie B., pi. 

Mary E. (Rolf), hw. Lewis, Benj. W., far. 

Lewis, Wilber E., Julia M. (Bean), hw. 

far. & sec. hand. Wilber B., far. 

Olive A. (WiVdin), hw. Annie E., hw. 

Lord, Exra B., M 

painter & U. S. mail. Murphy, John, lab. 

Ada B. (Tabor), hw. Rebecca (Strong), hw. 

Mabel F., hw. *Edward, cl. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

^A FINE LINE OF, ■ -' 

Carriages, Sleighs & Harness 

Can always be found at 




*Mary J., hw. 

*William A., cl. 

*Annie D., hw. 

Monk, Clarence R., 

car. & jobber. 


Amelia M. 

Annie Mabel, pi. 

Sarah F., pi. 

Chas. E. 
Moore, Chas. W., 

far. & butcher. 

Dora W. (Ward), hw. 

Charlotte H., stu. 

Annie P., stu. 

Arnold S., pi. 

Mason, Chas. W., sec. foreman. 

Elizabeth (McCormick), 

John, pi. 

Arthur C, pi. 

Gordon B., pi. 

McCurdy, Bert, wearer. 

Mamie E. (Hamlin), 

hw. tfc weaver. 

Malon, pi. 

Melvin, pi. 

Melvin, Alonzo A. far. 

Susie M. (McGraw), hw. 

Marie E. pi. 


Nelson, August, lab. 


Pope, William E., 

far. & butcher. 

Emma F. (Parkkurst), hw. 

Effie A.. pi. 

Maurice P., pi. 

Pierce, James C, far. 

Eliz3 P. (Cates), hw. 

Annie M., hw. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Perkins, Arbo H., printer. 

Amy E. (Lewis), hw, 

Ellen C., pi. 

Perley C, pi. 

Priest, Geo. E., hospital wk. 
Page, Sumner, far. 

Helen A. (Freeman), hw. 
Priest, James S., far. 

Priest, John M., far. 


Roderick, Henry, lab. 

M. Alice (Taluse), hw. 

Roundy, Geo. S., far. 

Ellen (Chase), hw. 

Willie H., livery stable. 

Alice May, hw. 

*Weslie, far. 

Leslie, far. 

Lizzie, hw 

Richardson, Geo. N., far. 

*Clara J., nurse. 

*Ruth C., hw. 

*Lester, mason. 

*Geo. D., cl. 

*Everett, plumber. 


Stewart, Edwin II., far. & mech. 
*Safford, Lizzie R., book kp'r. 

Small, Rufus M., far. 

Sylva II. (White), hw. 

Annie M., hw. 

Harold, pi. 

Seward, Warren, saw mill. 

Clara E. (Barstow), hw. 

Celena I., millinery. 

Taber, Addie (Buck), hw. 

*Chase, meat market. 


Warden, Frank, mer. 

Nellie, hw. 

Wentworth, Quincy A., lab. 

Alice M. (McKay), hw. 

Cristie Mabel, pi. 

Wheeler, Louise J. (Tolman), 


Nettie L., hw. 

*Lewis A., cl. 

Whitney, Fred F., painter. 

Nettie E. (Packard), hw, 

Stanley P., pi. 

Wilson, Edwin E., mill wk. 

Fannie M. (Hutchins). 

Mildred B., pi. 

Fay E., pi. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Alvina H., 


Withee, Frances (Howard), 

Jessie P. 


Wilson, Roswell, 

mill wk. 

Ruth C, pi. 

Wharton, Albert T., 


Emily, pi. 


— R. F. D. No. 6 — 

Austin, Lucinda G. (Pinkham), 

Austin, Henry H., far. 

Emeline B. (Jones), hw. 

Carrie M., hw. 

* William A., mech. 

Austin, Albert H., far. 

Mary E. (Page), 
John H., 
William T., 
Briggs, John S., 

Lizzie J. (Smart), 
Ora L., 
Delmont S., 
Gladys L., 

Austin, William A. 



Helen F. (Clar 



*Ada L., 


*Willis T., 


*Frank 11., 



Bussell, Geo. II., 



Ora L. (Plummer), hw. Buzzell, Hattie ( ), 

Ames, T. J., car. & far. Berry, Enos F., 

Carrie M. (Austin), hw. Alice L. (Rollins), 

Lena E., hw. Ira L. 

Ames, Eliza M. (Bragg), hw. C 

Coleman, Edward T., far. 

Annie (Murphy), hw. 

Clark, Mary J. (Buzzell), hw. 

Cross, Bertha E. (Gardner), 


Josephine D., hw. 

♦Elvira M., hw. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


*Ralph A., telephone. 

*Everett H. 
Clark, Salome (Robinson), hw. 
Clark, Elizabeth M., hw. 


Dickey, Horatio T., far. 

Delia A. (Clark), hw. 

Ralph C, pi. 


Gardner, Sheldon H., far. 

Gardner, Amina A., hw. 

Gardner, Angeha T., hw. 
Gardner, Adelia N. H., 

hw. & tr. 

Gardner, Chas. H., far. 


Hawes, Lucy T. (Goldsmith), 


*David A., contractor. 

Headfield, C. S., overseer. 

Martha ( ), hw. 


Chas. H. 
Hawes, Sarah B. (Perce), hw. 

Etta V. 
Hussey, J. M., far. 

Mary II. (Merrill), hw. 

*Ella C, hw. 

*Emma M., hw. 

*Ida H., dress mk'r. 

O. J., far. 

*E. A., hardware. 

*Benj. T. E. 

*Ethel I., hw. 

Jones, Sarah B. (Bussell), hw. 
Jones, Elwood E., nurse. 

Mary A. (Johnston), hw. 
Johnson, Zaccheus, far. 

Harriet J. (Clark), hw. 

*Edward Z., car. 

*Mary E., hw. 

*Reul S., far. 

*Sarah E., hw. 

*Anna E., hw. 

*Lydia, hw. 

* Abraham Lincoln, mech. 

Ida L., hw. 


Lowe, Chas. E., far. 

Martha W. (Wing), hw. 

*Arthur B., fireman. 

Charlie H., far. 

Lawton, Stephen, far. 

Lizzie E., hw. 

Lamson, Effie M., hw. 


Vdssalboro, Maine. 

Frank R. Partridge, Apothecary, 


Proprietor of ' p^ 

complete stock 

a Specialty. 
Endorsed by 


empie P 


of Pure Medi- 
cines, Trusses, 

Foot of Win 

throp St., 



Cor. of Market Sq., 
In the Allen Block, 


and the 

\ 1 

oilet and Fancy 

Public for 

1 A 


- flaine. \ 

Articles, and all 

Skill, Care, 


, 233-3. 

goods usually 

Accuracy and 

j A 

safe place to buy all goods \ 
sold by Druggists, at the i 

sold at other 
first-class Drug 





Longfellow, Mercie 


Annie L., 



Ethel A. 




*Frank E 



Oram, Annie (Murphy), hw. 

Lamson, Geo. 





Ida M., 






laundry wk. 



Eva M., 




Perkins, Sarah (Johnson), hw. 

Miller, Elijah, 


Geo. S., 


Addie M. 

(Daggett), hw. 

Perkins, Geo. S., 


Harry C. 


Mary E. (Mi 

irtin), hw. 

Helen E., 


Elma T., 


Ralph E., 


Prince, Lucy T. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 


Robbins, Smith I., far. 

Florence F. (Hawes), hw. 

Arthur W., far. 

Randall, F. G., far. & ear. 

Bertha E. (Gardner), hw. 

Alton F., pi. 

Minnie B., pi 

Randall, Sarah J.(Bragdon),hw. 
Randall, Geo. B., far. 

Mary ¥. (Moody), hw. 

Stevens, Jacob M., 
Smiley, Geo. W., 

Cora A. (Lamson), 

Morris W., 

Mildred E., 
Stone, Lillian A. (Holmes), hw 

* Walter C., cl 

*Grace M., tr 




*Robert J., cl. 

Stone, E. Lee, far. 

Florence E. (Allen), hw. 

Sches, J. Henry, far. 

Lillian ( ), hw. 

Lillian F. 


To'uey, B. (Gardner), hw. 

Tobey, William N., far. 

Anna F. (Randall), hw. 

Frank W., far. 

Tobey, Chas. E., far. 

Lettie ( ), hw. 

*Melvin, hospital asst. 

*Geo. E., Watchman. 

*S. R~, hw. 

*Mina V., hw. 

Twitchell, John P., far. 

Etta V., hw. 

Gladys P., stu. 



Baker, Eugene L., millman. 
Maud E. (Smiley), hw. 

Ruth A. 
Bragg, W. S., lab. 

Harriet A. (Bragg), hw. 
Eva B., pi. 

Mina M. 
Bailey, Willis P., far. & molder. 
Addie M. (Carleton), hw. 

64 Vassalboro, Maine. 

For Ifs Goodness Sake! 


It has the FLAVOR, STRENGTH, COLOR, and PRICE that 
suits all who have tried it. 

Price, 25 Cents. 

We are the sole distributors of the Famous 

Svperba Canned Qoods. 
W. A. MARR1NER, North Vassalboro, Maine. 

*Winfield C, eng. Sadie I. B. (Bragg), hw. 

*Roswell E., foreman. Walter J. pi. 

Ballard, T. J., far. Dunlap, A. E. (Daggett), hw. 

Mary A., hw. John H., scaler. 

R. H., sta. agt. Helen E., hw. 

Mary. J. (Prowse), hw. E 

Brown, E. Lincoln, far. Emery, Chas. H., pi. 

Lillian A. (Sawtelle), Emery, James S., far. 

Marion A., hw. Susan L. (Hatch), hw. 

William L., stu. F 

Phillip R., pi. Fossett, Norman, postmaster. 

D Mary F. (Reed), hw. 

Dunlap, James W., Henry R., mer. 

far. & butcher. Farwell, Fred J., lab. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Minnie (Bragg), hw. 

Edith M., tr. 

Jennie M., hw. & waitress. 


Gilbert, Jesse S., far. 

Estella B. (Sherman), hw. 

Gladys C. 

Doris E. 


Heald, Harriett A., hw. 

♦Arthur W., lab. 

♦Frank L., lab. 

♦Wallace S., s. s. wk. 

Elmer H., s. s. wk. 

Gertrude M., hw. 

Hawes, H. P., far. 

Ruby (Gilman), hw. 

Hamilton, Benj. A., ret'd. 


Lee, Nancy J. (Goodwin), hw. 

Clarence W., far. 

*Ada M., hw. 

Lane, St. John, lab. 

Lee, Harry II., far. & agt. 

Addie F. (Fuller), hw. 

Kenneth F., pi. 

Edwin C, pi. 

Minnetta, pi. 

Lamson, J. II., far. 

Lamson, Benj. N., far. 

Marshall, Marjorie, pi. 

Mills, Harriett M. (Gardner), 

Phinney, Geo. H., far. 

Edith (Andrews), hw. 

Harold A., pi. 

Margaret, pi. 

Harriett, pi. 

Albert A. 
Prowee, Samuel B., lab. 

Rebecca A. (Townsend). 

Mary J., hw. 

Reed, John II., paper agt. 

Jennie H. (Bragg), hw. 
Russell, Hannah A. (Hamilton), 


Edith E., hw. 

*Mabel L., hw. 

*Chas. H., agt. 

Reed, Fragietta (Stevens), hw. 

Frank L., sec. foreman. 

*Clara B., hw. 

*Etta M., far. 

66 Yassalboro, Maine. 

Adna, far. Sophronia, hw. 

Reynolds, Vestie M. Carrie, hw. 

(Strong), hw. *Antliony, lab. 

Howe, William J., far. Gus, lab. 

Ella E. (Worth), hw. Strong, J. S., el erg. 

*Merton T., expressman. Julia B. (Ballard), hw. 

Clarence E., far. Edward W., pi. 

Bobbins, J. E., far. Ruth S., pi. 

Martha J. (Norton), hw. Snell, Hannah II., hw. 

Bobbins, Arthur S., far. " Snell, Hester J., hw. 

Bobbins, Daisy E., hw. Snell, Horace, sta. agt. 

S Sturgiss, Horace R., ret'd. 

Smiley, Ira B., far. Sawtelle, Heairy M., ret'd. 

Angenetta (Springer), hw. Arthur P., far. 

Ceo. W., far. Strong, Daniel, ret'd. 

^William A., far. Eliza A. (Wing), hw. 

Maud E., hw. T 

Springer, Betsey II., hw. Trott, Alexander S., sec. hand. 

Sturgis, Chas. E., far. & hotel. Edith E. (Bussell), hw. 

Elizabeth, hw. *.Tennie M., hw. 

Walter L., pi. *Winship J., book kp'r. 

Vera M. Helen M., sta. 

Chas. E. Frances A., pi. 

Schoeps, H, . Mildred T., pi. 

Caroline, mill operative. \J 

*Katie, hw. Urquhart, Murdock S. 

Lizzie, hw. Urquhart, William S., pi. 

*Josie, hw. Urquhart, Bcbecca A., pi. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Urquhart, Margaretta, pi. 


Wills, Geo. A., wheelwright. 

*Geo. W., 


* Fannie, 


Wills, Willard M., 


Viola !>., 


Mildred A., 


Marion T., 


Wentworth, L. D., 


, & butcher. 

Bell B. (Anderson), hw. 

Wentworth, Ursula 



*Gilmore B., 

R. R. ser. 

*Ann E., 


Emma E., 


Willis C, 


Wentworth, Sarah J. (Glasier), 


Quincy A., lab. 

*Laura E., hw. 

*Minnie A., hw. 

Carrie M., hw. 

Fred T., lab. 

*Augustus C, lab. 

*Mabel A., hw. 

Effie M., hw. 

Wentworth, Vergil L., 

R. R. ser. 
Carrie M. (Wentworth), hw. 

Milo H., pi. 

Nellie A., pi. 

Maud M. 

Lillian E. 

Louise M. 



Averill, John C. W., 

pay master. 

Martha J. (Burgess), hw. 

Abbie M., hw. 

In a, hw. 

Abbott, II. G., ret'd. 

*Fannie, hw. 

*Carrie, hw. 

Allen, John B., spinner. 

Clara E. (Witham), hw. 

*Fred A., foreman in mill. 
Ayer, Elton B., weaver. 

Eva M. (Whitaker), hw. 


Vcissalboro, Maine. 


Hardware, Tinware, Wooden and Willow Ware. 

Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Pumps, Lead Pipe, Etc. 

Burgess, Alonzo, ret'd. 

Burgess, Isaiah P., cl. 

J. Viola, hw. 

Burgess, Jennie A. (Mullen), hw. 

Henry F., R. F. D. car. 
Burgess, John C, ret'd. 

Burgess, Chas. H., far. 

Lucy A. (Withee), 

hw. & weaver. 
Burgess, Lizzie E. (Ward), hw. 

Abbie E., tr. 

Berry, James II., weaver. 

Delia M. (Drake), hw. 

Edgar L. 
Bragg, Chas. E., shoe mk'r. 

Annie H. (Pierce), hw. 

A. E., hw. 

Bessey, John E., cl. 

Joanna (Philbrick), 

hw. & dress mk'r. 

*Eli P., 


*Prince M., un 


*Edith A., 


*Guy E., 


Martha L., 


Carrol A., 


Bragg, Samuel M., 


Mary M. (Brown J 

i, hw. 

William S., 


Martha J., mill 


Brown, Ira E., 


Margaret J. (McCarney), 


Lottie L., 


Irene E., 


Hugh C, 



C. You, laundryman 

Clapperton, James R., 

mill wk, 

Jennie (Dixon), 




Vassalboro, Maine. 


Nettie D., pi. 

Edward R. 
Chas. W. 
Clapperton, James, fur. 

* William J., spinner. 
*John J., spinner. 
*Thomas D., U. S. A. 
*EUen F., hw. 
Susie E., pi. 

Chamberlain, Eliza J. (Osborn), 


Carrie M., hw. 

Scott W., lab. 

Cuttell, Ann (Wilson), hw. 

Ada, weaver. 

A., weaver. 

Arthur, spinner. 

Canham, Fred, mill operator. 

Kate A. (Cavanough), hw. 

Alvah B., dresser. 

Ralph L., stu. 

Hattie L, pi. 

Gates, James E., far. 

Zuema L. (Moody), hw. 
Carrie A., hw. 

Annie R., dress mk'r. 

* James A., p. o. wk. 
Cole, II. Herbert, mill wk. 

Lizzie J. (Perkins), hw. 

Nathan R., mill wk. 

Herman H., pi. 

Ivory B., pi. 

Carnegie, James, spinner. 

Mary J. (Fisher), hw. 

Ruth II. 

Jean E. 

J. Norman. 
Carnegie, Gordon. spinner. 

Crowell, Nellie P. (Clark), 

hw. & dress mk'r. 
Clark, Arietta (Hatch), hw. 
Clark, F. S., clerg. 

Leucena (Macomber), hw. 

Merian R. 
Crowell, W. E., 

painter & paper hgr. 

Dutel, Louis, mill wk. 

Angelia (Jacques), hw. 



Dogier, Thomas D., mill wk. 

Lucy D. (Jacques) , hw. 

Paul, mill wk. 

Philip, mill wk. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

A. D. Weeks 

Society and Co?nmercial 

247 Water Street, Augusta, Maine. 





mill wk. 


mill wk. 


mill wk. 


mill wk. 

Donahoe, Maria (Garett), hw. 

*Patrick F., finisher. 

Annie T., weaver. 

Maria H., boots & shoes. 

Jennie T., hw. 

M. E., dress mk'r. 

Donnelly, John J., loom fixer. 

Edith E. (McCnrdy), hw. 

Josephine M., stu. 

Donnelly, Thomas H., 

boss carder. 

Lizzie M. (Butcher), hw. 

Thomas B., cl. 

William J., boss picker. 

Martha E., mill wk. 

Mary E., pi. 

Frances A., pi. 

Gertrude V., pi. 

Florence R., pi. 

Geo. E. 

Dougherty, John, mill wk- 

Rose A. (Muldoon), hw. 

Mary B., mill wk. 

John M., mill wk. 

James B. pi. 

Annie R., pi. 

Davis, Albe J., mill wk. 

Abbie W. (Allen), hw. 

Lottie C., pi. 

Davies, Chas. O., mach. 

Myra P. (Taylor), hw. 

Delia M., hw. 

Lottie E., mill wk. 

Chas. J., mill wk. 

Ilattie S., hw. 

Degman, John V., weaver. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Degman, Nellie, h\v. &, weaver. 

Degman, Amy T., pi. 


Ewer, II. A., mill operative. 

Emma J. (Wyman), hw. 
Ferran, Robert II., blk. 

Jennie A. (Herbert), hw. 

John II., dresser tender. 

Alice M., mill operative. 

Sarah F., stu. 

Herbert T., pi. 

Flinn, William, mill operative. 

Maggie (White), hw. 

Rosie, hw. 

Thomas, spinner. 

James, teamster. 

Annie, hw. 

William, pi. 

Fisher, Alfred H., spinner. 


Getchell, Plummer C, far. 
Getchell, Ann C.(Plummer), hw. 

Goodrich, John A., weaver. 

Nettie S. (Dyer), hw. 

Mona M., pi. 

Bertha M., pi. 

Elma L., pi. 

Percy M., pi. 

Grant, John A., carriage mkr. 

Annie (Getchell), hw. 

Delia M., milliner. 

Ethel L., hw. 

Donald B., stn. 

Gladys G., pi. 

Gilcott, Fred, weaver. 

Julia, hw. 

Eva, pi. 

Adam, pi. 

Sadie, pi. 

Glidden, Harold E., 


Sarah fit. (Weeks), 

hw. £ tr. 
Goodwin, Edward, mer. & cl. 

Alice A. (Crane), hw. 

Earl, ])1. 

Hardy, T. E., phy, 

Maud E. (Went worth), 


Doris W. 
Hodges, Henry A., far. & car. 

Lucretia, E. (Ilerrick), hw. 

Minnie E., hw. & cook. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Herrick, Mary A. (Richardson), 


Mary 0., fruit store. 

Handy, Susan L. (Crowell), hw. 
Handy, Annie M., hw. 

Haley, Bert, mill wk. 

Alice C. (Welch), weaver. 
Haley, Susan M. (Small), hw. 

*Geo., loom fixer. 

*William S., loom fixer. 
Haley, Nora, spooler. 

Hawes, Geo. S., hardware dl'r. 

Celia M. (Clark), hw. 

*Grace K., hw. 

Harry S., stu. 

Herbert, Michael F., 

insurance agt. 

Mary T., mer. & milliner. 

Alice E., hw. 

*Riehard A., blk. 

Hickey, Mary T., hw. 

Hickey, Cecilia A., hw. 

*Hickey, Michael, miner. 

Hickey, Martin F., miner. 

Handy, Amos E., mech. 

Ida M. (Richardson), hw. 

Edna E. 

Mildred A. 

Hamlin, Henry W\, mer. 

Grace B. (Palmer), hw. 

Alice C. 
Hutton, Robert P., wool 

Jennie (Weighton), hw. 

*Robert Jr. 

*Elizabeth A., hw. 

Hurtley, William, boss spinner. 

Delia M. (Davies), hw. 

Louise, pi. 

Hodges, Matthew, 

mill operative & car. 

Ida M. (Burgess), hw. 

Isaiah M., pi. 


Johnson, Maria, hw. 

Jackson, Geo. A., 

com. traveller. 

Lizzie E. (Roundy), hw. 

Irene C. 

Theresa M. 
Jenniss, Abraham, mill wk. 

Lucy (Blueberry), hw. 

Jordan, Louise A. (Pratt), hw. 

*Annie L., cl. 

Jewett, Jane, hw. 

*William, mill operative. 

Joseph E., mill operative. 

VassaWoro, Maine. 


Mary, hw. 

Jealous, Francis H., 

agt. woolen mill. 
Charlotte E. (Lony), hw. 
Arthur B., stu. 

A. F., stu. 

Lionel F., stu. 

William K., stu. 

Jepson, Pollen L. (Winslow), 

Mary E., dress mkr. 

Jewett, Joseph E., spinner. 

Martha E. (Lightbody), 

Jepson, Lucy E. (Chirk), 

Emma E., hw. 

Knowlton, W. W., barber. 

Grace M. (Mammons), hw. 
Dean W., pi. 

Lawry, John F., far. & police. 
Alvira B. (Ordway), hw. 
Nellie E., hw. 

Edith F., dress mkr. 

Lyonds, William G., spinner. 
Flora B. (Walker), hw. 
Clarence R. 

Lord, Albert W., far. 

Sarah E. (Wentworth), 


*Cora M., hw. 

William A., mer. 

*Chas. E., teamster. 

* Annie B., hw. 

Elijah W., ci. 

*Kate E., hw. 

Lord, William A., mer. 

Sadie J. ( ), hw. 

Carl B., pi. 

Bernice M., pi. 

Lightbody, Margaiett A., hw. 
Lightbody, Mary E., p. m. 

*Lightbody, James A., car. 

Lightbody, S. S., druggist. 


Mountain, Michael, 

boot & shoe dl'r. 

Maria (Garrett), hw. 

Manson, Geo. T., cloth insp. 

Mary A. (Jewett), hw. 

G. Edmund, mill operative. 

Myrtie M., pi. 

Nellie II., pi. 

Raymond R. 

Dwight J. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Harry P. Lowell, 


Watch Repairing and Engraving, 

Granite Bank Building, 



MeCurdy, Samuel R., far. 

Louise M. (Fuller), h\v. 

Edith E., hw. 

*Ira F., 

Bert F., weaver. 

Emma D., el. 

Louise M. 
McQuillan, Nora (Williams), 


Samuel E., mill wk. 

Geo. A., mill wk. 

Howard A., 

overseer in mill. 

Annie L., hw. 

Sadie N., hw. 

McLaughlin, James C, lab. 

Sylvia ( ), hw. 

Annie M., dress mkr. 

Muir, Benj. W., mill wk. 

Elizabath ( ), hw. 

Elsie, pi. 

Murphy, Daniel, far. 

Catherine (CKeefe), hw. 
Murphy, Donald E., weaver. 

Bernard D., pi. 

Meservey, A. K., mer. 

Addie B. (Marrmev), hw. 

Gladys, pi. 

Murphy, John, mill wk. 

Murphy, Bridget, hw. 

Marriner, Willard A., mer. 

Nellie L. (Lewis), hw. 

Mabry, Chas., P n y- 

Elizabeth (Norton), hw. 

Greata T., nurse. 

McDonald, Mabel, weaver. 

McVeigh, Harry, 

reporter, Waterville Mail. 

Mary J. (O'Neil), hw. 

Alice M., mill wk. 

Nellie, mill wk. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 



, Geo. -A. 

mill wk. 

Tina (McDonald), hw. 

Harold J., pi. 

Ruth J. 

O'Keefe, Michael, 

far. & mill wk. 

Maggie T. ( ), hw. 

Michael T., loom fixer. 

Annie M., weaver. 

Willie D., spinner. 

Oldham, Geo., finisher. 

Sarah A. ( ), hw. 

Martha A., hw. 

Alice, sewing. 

* Walter N., finisher. 

Nellie, hw. 

William II., finisher. 

O'Reilly, Patrick, mill wk. 

Lizzie ( ), hw. 

John, weaver. 

Bernard, pi. 


Phillips, James, far. 

Phillips, R. Ellen, hw. 

*Phillips, Geo., M. C. R. R. 

*Phillips, John. 

'Phillips, Mary A., hw. 

*Phillips, Eliza, hw. 

Priest, Alonzo W., ret'd. 

Annie C. (Whitehouse), 


Lena B., hw. 

Viola B., tr. 

Priest, Horaee S., car. 

*Nellie J., dress nik'r. 

Priest, Horace S. 

Julia M. (Hodges), hw. 

Edmund A., mill opeative. 

Beula M., nurse. 

Priest, Henry A., law. 

Annie M. (Pierce), hw. 

Ernest B., stn. 

Elorenee O., stu. 

Edith P., stu. 

Pomelo w, Lucy, hw. 

Jennie A., hw. 

Henry M. 
Peterson, Andrew, weaver. 

Jennie, hw. 

Maud M. 
Priest, Carrie M. ( ), hw. 

Harvey W., pi. 

Pooler, Peter P., truckman . 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Emma (Marshall), hw. 

C, mill wk. 

Harry, mill wk. 

L., pi. 

Sadie, pi. 

Tom E. 
Plummer, Jefferson, far. 

Hannah F. (Hussey), hw. 

*Mary E., hw. 

*Annie B., hw. 

Plummer, Albert H., teamster. 

Minnie M. (Mayden), hw. 
Phillips, J. P., ret'd. 

Julia A. (Blaisdell), hw. 

*M. I., weaver. 

* Jennie E., hw. 
*Alice M., hw. & cl. 
*Mark E., dresser in mill. 

* Willie E., mill wk. 
Pooler, Lewis, blk. 

Rosie (Jenness), hw. 

Chas., mill. 

Lucy, mill. 

Eddie, mill. 

Mamie, pi. 

Gertie, pi. 

Sadie, pi. 

Lottie, pi. 



Pooler, Fred, boss in mill. 

Mary R., hw. 

Piper, Thomas, far. & mill wk. 

Florence (Libby), hw. 

Edward G., 

weaver & musician. 

Charlie S., w r eaver. 

Georgia A., hw. 

Mary F., spooler. 

Annie S., spooler. 

Florence M., pi. 

Perry, Geo. H., weaver. 

Perry, Arthur F., weaver. 


Raymond, T., sta. agt. 

Reagan, James, mill wk. 

*John L., motorman. 

*Mary E., hw. 

Alice ( ), hw. 

Grace M., mill wk. 

Roundy, William II., 

livery stable. 

Lizzie M. (Getchell). hw. 

Edith E., stu. 

G. M., stu. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Roundy, Alice M., hw. 

Ronco, Chas. W., Jab. 

Mary (Grounder), hw. 

Josie, weaver. 

Etta, mill wk. 

Walter, mill wk. 

Arthur, pi. 

Charlie, pi. 

Beatrice, pi. 

Reed, Frank H., seaman. 

Annie B. (McGrath), hw. 

*Geo. H., weaver. 

Edna E., stu. 

Richardson, Seth B., far. 

Eliza C. (Mosher), hw. 

Annie Gertrude, tr. 

Guy M., shipping cl. 

James Corey, stu. 

Ronco, Samuel, mason. 

Angie (Gilcott), hw. 

Rich, James L., mill operative. 

Fannie E. (Emery), hw. 


Starkey, T. H., far. 

Agnes A. (Cross), hw. 

Glen W., stu. 

Howard A., stu. 

Shory, Annie M., pi. 

Shorey, Chas. F., loom fixer. 

Annie L. (McQuillan), hw. 

Elmer H., pi. 

Norman A., pi. 

Chas. Dewey, * pi. 

Kenneth B. 
Sykes, Albert, finisher. 

Martha A. (Oldham), hw. 
Sedgwick, Thomas M., 

conf. & cigars. 

Mary O. (Herrick), 

hw. & cl. 
Seaney, M. A. Jr., expressman. 

Sadie M. (Taylor), hw. 
Shorey, Mark R., 

second hand in mill. 

Ida S. (Priest), hw. 

* Alton M., druggist. 

Shorey, A. D., loom fixer. 

Viola A. (McLaughlin), 

Scott, Albert A., painter. 

Lizzie E. (Wood), hw. 

William A., w r eaver. 

Harry E., stu. 

Howard S., pi. 

Herbert II., pi. 

Ano M., pi. 


J^assalboro, Maine. 

Lawyer and Notary Public, 

277 Water Street, AUGUSTA, HE. 

Probate Business a Specialty. 

Scott, Susan E. (Scribner), 


man, Mark K., 



Martha (Mars 

hinan), hw. 

Seaney, William H., IT. S. mail. 

*Henry M., 


Tilda (Fitzgerald), hw. 

Scott, Fred, 

boss in mill. 

Hazel M., pi. 

Annie Sophia 


Soule, William T., mill wk. 


Lydia M. (Hussey), hw. 



*Sadie C, hw. 



Staples, James F., boss in mill. 

Scales, Willam H. : 

, mill wk. 

* Warren D., TJ. S. ser. 


James T., mill wk. 


er, Frank, 


Daniel L.. pi. 

Turner, Percy M., 


Mildred F., pi. 

Marcia A. (Spaulding), hw. 

(Areata L. 

Flossie May. 

Sermon, Arthur, weaver. 

Preston W. 

May L. (Seaney) 


Beatrice M. 


•ney, Albert N. 

, shipper. 

Seaney, Matthew, card stripper. 

Alice L. (Webber), hw. 

*Harlie E., motorman. 

Margaret II., 


*Winfield A., weaver. 

James A., 


John F., spinner. 

Mary M., 


Yassalboro, Maine. 


Whitney, Seth II., faf; 

Hannah T. (Getchell), hw. 

Chaa. F., pi. 

Wheeler, II. S., trader. 

Susie M. (Dobbin), liw. 

Clyde A., P l. 

Wood, Edgar il., foreman. 

.Mary L. (Parmenter), hw. 

Chester E., pi. 

Edith II., pi. 

Harold E., pi. 

G. E. 
Wentworth, William N., blk. 

Emma E. (Bacon), hw. 
Wentworth, Lucy (Fry), hw. 

*Milton M., blk. 

■ Wesley J., blk. 

*Clista, hw. 

Hulda E., hw. 

Wall, Joseph, mill wk. 

Caroline M. (Priest), hw. 
Wyman, ('has. II., 

far. ct cobbler. 

Edna N. (Smith), hw. 

Joseph A., weaver. 

Chas. M., stu. 

Merl R., pi. 

Withee, Ambrose II., 

far. & mer. 

D. P. (Ames), hw. 

*Bertha A., hw. 

Whaley, C. L., weaver. 

Annis E. (Bragg), hw. 

Eleanor I. 

Frederick L. 
Walker, Tryphenia C. (Thomp- 
son), hw. 

*Chas. II., blk. 

Flora B., hw. 

Wentworth, Rebecca (Park), 

Williams, John H., supt. mill. 

Nancy W. (Mays), hw. 
Williams, Patrick, fixer. 

Annie A. M. (Baro), hw. 

Edward F., dresser. 

Margaret M., spooler. 

Wiggles worth, Walter, mach. 

Fannie (Hurst), hw. 

*Alfred, boss weaver. 

*Frank, loom fixer. 

Lucy, hw. 

*Arthur, weaver. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Wall, Mary, 
Ann W., 

mill wk. White, John, 
mill wk. William, 

hw. *John, 




boss spinner. 



— 11. F. D.,48 — 

A Mabel B. 

Alley, Richard W., far. C 

HattieL. (Johnson), hw. Campbell, Walter P., 

Raymond C, far. 

Brann, Everett W., far. 

Emma J. (Watts), hw. 

Mahlon E., stu. 

Brann, Julia A. (Rhynes), hw. 

Frances D., hw. 

Brann, Robert A., tr. 

Bragdon, Wallace C, overseer. 

Elizabeth J. (Brinsline), 


Lawrence E., pi. 

Robert J., pi. 

Ida M. 

Susie II. 
Blair, Frank L., piper. 

Josephine M. (Campbell), hw. 


Mary T. (Dyer), hw 

William H., far 

Walter E., pi 

Myra L., pi 

Lula I., pi 

P. A., pi 

Inez E., pi 

Lillian G. 
Arvilla M. 
Florence M. 
Josie M., hw. 

Cook, Geo. D., phy. 

Helen M. (Dunning), hw. 

Cook, Harold E., lawyer. 

Alberta F. (Park), hw. 
Hillard D., pi. 

Harold E., pi, 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Crawford, Elbridge G., far. 

Annie II. (Dunham), hw. 

Walter E., far. 

Cook, John M., far. 

Helen M. (Mace), hw. 

Mary A., hw. 

Cook, Albert, far. 

Eliza F. (Thomas), hw. 

Aribell, hw. 

Gallagher, William, tr. 

Elizabeth M. (Cowden), 


*Emma L., hw. 

•Stella F., hw. 

William Jr., far. 

*Thomas, assessor. 

Geo. A., mason. 

Gray, William E., far. 

Mary S. (Russell), hw. 

*Russell W., wheat insp. 

•Roger M., cl. 

Romans, Geo. II., 

far. & butcher. 

Elizabeth A. (Newell), hw. 

•Geo. M., stu. 

Gertrude E., stu. 

1 1 any, stu. 

Hope, stu. 

Hodges, Edwin, far. 

Sarah Z. (Smiley), hw. 

Matthew E., 

police & watchman. 

•Herbert E., 

painter & paper hgr. 

Bertha H., hw. 

Hussey, Susan A., hw. 

Hussey, Gustavus, 

far. & milk dlr. 

Frances E. (Colman), hw. 

*Benj. F., mer. 

*Geo. II., salesman. 

Chas. C, far. 

•Daniel H., painter. 

•Mary E., hw. 

Clara T., hw. 

•Vestie E., nurse. 

Anna B., hw. 

Hussey, Chas. C, far. 

Lillian E. (Earle), hw. 

Wilmer W., pi. 

Hussey, Henry F., far. 

A. Faunce (Stewart), hw. 

•Josephine F. 

•Alfred H., electric road. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Lagree, Frank, ret'd. 

Eliza (McGee), hw. 

Thomas J., lab. 

Francis B., hostler. 

John II., mill wk. 

Lemmieux, Norbet, far. 

Jennie (Victory), hw. 

Paul, weaver. 

Louis, weaver. 

Joe, weaver. 

Levi, far. 

Silcer, pi. 

Marshall, Paul, far. 

Emma, hw. 

*Nellie, hw. 

*Hattie, pub. house. 

Mary, mill wk. 

.Sadie, hw. 


Abbie (Ronce), hw. 

Newell, Mary J. (Wyman),hw. 


O'Keefe, Daniel, far. 

Kate (O'Reilly), hw. 

Rosie E., mill wk. 

Daniel A„ stu. 

Katie T., pi. 


Priest, Fred P., lab. 

Perkins, J. Frank, far. 

Isabel (Priest), hw. 

Priest, William B., ret'd. 

Hannah (Taylor), hw. 

*Augusta H., hw r . 

Alonzo W., mill wk. 

Priest, Geo. S., carriage shop. 

Millie A. (Da vies), hw. 
Priest, Millie A. (Davies), hw. 

Allie S., far. 

*Sadie M., mill wk. 

Pierce, Julia A. (Rhynes), hw. 

Geo. F., car. & builder. 
Priest, Emeline E. (Brown), 


*Everett \V., watchman. 

*Chas. E., mill wk. 

*Nancy R., hw. 

Priest, Everard L., 

far. & selectman. 

Jennie V. hw. 

Purington C. L., far. 

Zilla W. (Hamlin), hw. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 



Reynolds, Richard M., far. 

L. Ardell (Newell), hw. 


Skillings, Frank A. lab. 

Skillings, Lillian M., stu. 


Taylor, Roscoe G., far. 

Nellie (Grover), hw. 

Taylor, Frank E., sec. hand. 

Mabel L. 

Taylor, Frank A., far. 

Flora E. (Marr), hw. 

Taylor, Edwin J., far. 

Abbie M. (Farnsworth), hw. 

Percy E., pi. 

Vida F., pi. 

Taylor, Wilbur II., far. 

Ella A. (Newcomb), hw. 

Frank A., far. 

Ethel E., pi. 

Taylor, Geo. W., far. 

Emma B. (Dockum)), hw. 

Ida L., cb 

Grace M., stu. 

Taylor, Ernest C, far. 

Gertrude J. (Cooper), hw. 

Harold C., pi. 

Alfred H., pi. 

Alma E. 
Tabor, Henry, far. 

Lavinia J., hw. 

Tabor, Henry, far. 

*Horace M., salesman. 

"Annie M., 

assistant matron. 

*Chas. S., post master. 

Upham, Frank II., far. 

Effie E. (Priest), hw. 

Lena M., stu. 

Lila L., pi. 


Woodsum, David A., far. 

Maria B., hw. 

Geo. A., far. 

Webber, Robina W., hw. 

*Geo. E., far. 

Maud V., hw. 

Benjamin W., far. 

*Merton O., cl. 

Robert R., stu. 
Washburn, J. F., }>ainter & blk. 

* Alice W., hw. 

Nettie T., hw. 

Ruthanna II. (Nichols), 


Vassalboro, Maine. 



The Oldest and Largest Drug 
Store in Augusta 

Trusses and Supporters fitted and warranted. High Grade Syringes 
and Rubber Goods at prices that anniahilate competition. 

Wentwortb, William E., far. Weeks, Lavinia (Jenkins), hw. 

Linnie D. ( ), hw. Emily S., hw. 

Eliza M. *Howard J., steward. 

Webber, Ezra G., far. & roach. *Geo. M., postmaster. 

Mary M. (Clark), hw. *Abbie M., hw. 

E. Gray, stu. Waldron, Mary C, stu. 

Geo. H., pi. Waldron, Gertrude F., stu. 

— B. F. D.,49 — 

C L 

Cookson, Bessie L. (Jackson), Lord, Venora C. (Davis), hw. 

hw. Little, Arno, far. & exhorter. 

Harold A. 

Collins, J. Q., far. 

Ann M. (Greenlaw), hw. 

Jackson, Andrew W., far. 

Annie C, hw. 

Bessie L., hw. 

*Edith, hw. 

Nellie E. (Wilder), hw. 


Wilder, Nellie E. (Wood), hw. 

♦Arthur A., cl. 
Elmer F., telegraphy. 

Florence L., stu. 

Vas8alboro, Maine. 



— B. F. 


Austin, William B., shoe mk'r. 

Sarah J. (Clark), hw. 

*Geo. T., baggage-master. 

Mary A., hw. 

Ida B., hw. 

Helen C, hw. 

" William J., shoe mk'r. 

*Lyman P., 

baggage -master. 

*Edith M., hw. 

*Harry D. W., shoe mk'r. 
Abbott, Oscar A., far. 

Rose P. (Toothaker), hw. 

Ruby R,, hw. 

Alden, Hannah D., hw. 

Appleton, I. \Y., far. 

Althea I. (Wyman), hw. 

*Howard C, shipper. 

Adams, Lyman A., far. 

Lottie E. (Stewart), hw. 
Burleigh, Clara K. (Garland). 

Thomas G., far. 


D., 50 — 

*Clara M., tr. 

*Annie 0., hw. 

*Josephine A., tr. 

*John II., eng. 

Kate II., hw. 

*Samuel A., supt. schools. 

Nettie C, tr. 
*Bailey, Altie, preceptress. 
Brown, Mary Ann (Fuller), hw. 

Annie A., hw. 
Banister, Francis H., gardener. 

Emma (Muchler), hw. 

Grace, pi. 

Lloyd, pi. 

Mabel E. 

Ethel Mary. 

Burns, Roscoe L., far. 

Nellie F. (Berry), hw. 

Burns, Elbridge T., far. 

Daisy C, hw. 

Barrows, William H., far. 

Eliza (Davis), hw. 

♦Granville E. 

*Frank, agt. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Barrows, Edwin C. far. 

Laura H. (Alden), hw. 
Ballard, Hannah A. (Bragdon). 

*Leander H., far. 

*William H., far. 

Frank W., far. 

Briggs, Addie L. (Webb), hw. 

Sam W., pi. 

Ballard, Edward C, far. 

Melissa E. (Phelan), hw. 

Katherine R. 

Ballard, Frank W., hw. 

Ella A. (Austin), hw. 

Brann, H. N., far. & car. 

*Dora C, hw. 

Everett W., far. 

Rosetta T. (Wood), hw. 

Blish, Ella F. (Goddard), hw. 

Ina M., hw. 


Crosby, Willis B., far. 

Addie F. (Clement), hw. 

Alice C, pi. 

Harvey F., pi. 

Hazel May. 

Cowan, Hannah, hw. 
Colbath, Edwin S., mer. 

Mabel N. (Richardson), hw. 

Cassie W., stu. 

Gertrude M., stu. 

Gladys A., pi. 
Cole, William J., ret'd. 

Elizabeth J. (Haskell), hw. 

*Elizabeth E., hw. 

*Mahala J., hw. 

*Dora A. 

*Addie L., hw. 

Cook, Susan, hw. 
Cowan, Mandie. 

Cobb, William M., far. 

Laura E. (Wood), hw. 

*Elma H., taxidermist. 

* Walter L. 

Cates, Jo-hn M., far. 

Annie M. (Small), hw. 

Carter, Rose L. (Pullen), hw. 

Sadie, A., hw. 

Mary E., pi. 

Stephanie M., pi. 

Perlie E., pi. 

Harry L. 

Coombs, Archie T., far. & blk. 

Elvira T. (Ballard), hw. 

Nellie M., stu. 

Roy E., stu. 

Ray A., pi. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Colman, Henry M., far. 

Emily F. (Dyson), hw. 
Clark, Imogene G. (Dearborn), 


Merle, lab. 

*Geo. L., butcher. 

Edward T., baker. 

Crosby, Chas. F., far. 

Cynthia H. (Hinkley), hw. 

* William II., mech. 
Crosby, Fred S., ear. 

Angie C. (Mothewell), hw. 
Eva A., tr. 

Wilbur F., far. 

Clark, Elizabeth C. (Moody), 


Dagg, Seth E., far. 

Lenora M. (Tolman), hw. 
Dunham, Ann R. (Robinson), 


Edgar M., postmaster. 

*W. Scott, 

boot & shoe dPr. 

*Chas. II., grocer. 

Margaret E., hw. 

Dunham, Lydia T., hw. 

Day, Mary A. (Carter), hw. 

* William F. 

*Holman F. 

*Fred M. 

Dow, Elsworth E., far. 

Mary L. (Lowell), hw. 

Elmer E., pi. 

Ina M., pi. 

Helen G., pi. 

Maud II., pi. 

Robert E., pi. 

Herbert M., pi. 

Roy M. 

Douglass, Enos, lab. 

Rose L. (Pullen), hw. 

Jennie M. 

Dolley, William D., far. 

*Addie E., hw. 

*Carrie E., hw. 

♦Willie H., mill wk'r. 

*Edith M., hw. 

Chas. S., far. 

Ada L. (Getchell), hw. 
Dolley, Nancy T. (Jackson). 


Emery, Addie V. (McCoy), hw. 
*Frank M., mill man. 

Chas. F., lab. 

Freeman, Stephen A., 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

riaine Wesleyan Seminary 

— ~*—»~aiid~«-"S — 

Woman's College 

The Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Woman's College offers 
unexcelled educational advantages in Art, Oratory, Music, 
both vocal and instrumental, in its Business College, in 
its three College Preparatory courses, its two Seminary 
Courses and its Woman's College. 

Expenses Low. 

Write for information to 

WILBUR F. BERRY, President. 


♦Harriet M. (Chase), 


Mary S. (Branch), 


*Melville C, 


Carrie E., 


Ford, L. D., 


Wesley II., 


Lovina E. (Hussey), 


Ida M., 


Robert W., 


Richard S., 


Fortier, John, 


Ralph L., 


Archany (Grove), 



Mary A., mi 

11 wk. 

Getcliell, Geo. A., 




Lillian E. (McCoy), 




*Maud A., 


Wilfred EL, 


Evelee M., 




Edna P., 


Fletcher, Hamilton J., 


Frank II., 


Vassalboro, Maine. 


Helen E., pi. 

Edith A. 
Gibson, Geo. II., hotel. 

Getchell, Albert T., far. 

*CIarence, brakeman. 

Gilraan, Jennie S. (Emery), hw. 

Tracy H., far. 

Glazier, Mary A. (Wheeler), hw. 

*Henry K., far. & painter. 

Jennie L., hw. 

Gilbert, William W., far. 

Elvira B. (Colman), hw. 

*Edward L., elec. car ser. 

*Seth E., elec. car ser. 

Jesse S., far. 

Gilbert, Van T., far. 

Harriet J. (Mitchell), hw. 

Edith M., nurse. 

Gilbert, Leonard A., U. S. ser. 

A. B. (Reed), hw. 

Hazen B. 
Gifford, Chas. L.. far. 

Gifford, Isaiah, far. 

*Herbert C, real estate. 

Hattie B. (Blackwell), hw. 
Goldthwaite, E. (Johnson), hw. 
Goodell, Vesta M. (Martin), 

Frank M., far. 


Hackett, Frank O., far. 

Martha (Whitney), hw. 

*Mame E., table wk. 

*Chas. O., car. 

Ada I., stu. 

Ilussey, Susan A., hw. 

Hussey, Orrett J., far 

Mary B. (Appleton), hw. 

Harold O., stu. 

Anna M., stu. 

Lenora M., pi. 

Vinton A., pi. 

Hamlin, Mary A. (Wheeler), 


*Weston W., elec. car ser. 

* Julia E., hw. 

Melvin, far. 

Zella W., hw. 

Henderson, Mary E. (Jackson), 


*Jesse E„ undertaker. 

*Ina M., hw. 

Hanson, Chas. H., far. 

Higgins, Mark H., far. 

Eunice N". (Jacqueth), hw. 

Frank H., pi. 

Geo. M., pi. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Hill, Byron, far. 

Josephine (Richardson), 


Lois, hw. 

*Llewellyn, lab. 

*Leslie L., far. 

*Leonard B., cl. 

Lillian M., hw. 

Hall, Nathan F., far. 

*Etta M., hw. 

*Arthur O., tin smith 

Josephine (Cross), hw. 


Jackson, I. C, far. 

Mary (McKinnon), hw. 

E. T., sec. hd. r. r. 

♦Flora A., tr. 

Geo. A., salesman. 

* James E., cl. 

*01in A.. far. 

Jenkins, Henry, far. 

Jacqneth, Hattie J. (Clark), hw. 

*Chas. P., cl. 

Alice M., hw. 

Eunice A., hw. 

John A., far. 
Jones, Geo. L., 

prin. Oak Grove Sem. 

Beulah M. ( ), hw. 

Knight, William, far. 

Keene, Cyrena, hw. 

Lncc, N. A., educational wk. 

Margaret L. (Hunter), hw. 

*Fred A., tr. 

Lancaster, Preston B., far. 

Nancy E. (Goodwin), hw. 

* Alice S., hw. 

Walter E., lab. 

Georgia A., asst. p. m. 

Harry P., U. S. Army. 

Low, Geo. G., far. 

Low, Asa S., far. 

Anna E. (Chamberlain), 


Anna K., music tr. 

Frances S., violinist. 

Marion D., stu. 

Helen T., pi. 


Misho, Edward, far. 

Addie V. (McCoy), hw. 

Lottie A. 

Marguerite V., pi. 

McKay, Emma N., hw. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


McKenny, Asa, lab. 

Belle (Brown), hw. 

Marriner, Abel B., far. 

*Altie V., hw. 

Addie B., hw. 

Willard A., iner. 

*Jessie L., nurse. 

Edith L., saleswoman. 

Mardcn, Sarah II. (Taylor), hw. 

Olive S., music tr. 

Rose B., hw. 

McCoy, Leonard, far. 

.Mary A. (Wheeler), hw. 

Maddocks, Clara, hw. 

McCoy, Ellshery, far. 

Georgia A. (Knights), hw. 

Geo. A., far. 

♦Herbert E., cl. 

Aliee A., hw. 

Edward, far. 

Ella, pi. 

Nellie, pi. 

Irma B. 

Marden, II. S., far. 

*Elw<>od E., cl. 

Harry S., pi. 

Ella F. (Goddard), hw. 

Maiden, Dana B., far. 

Anna M. (Perley), hw. 

Eunice M., cl. 
Newell, John, sec. hand. 

Lovisa S. (Adams), hw. 

Ralph E., baggage-master. 

Angie M., hw. 

Nevers, Ida E., hw. 

Nelson, 0. D., far. 

Lilla G. (Clark), hw. 

Lizzie A., stu. 

Susie C, pi. 

Marion G., pi. 

II. Clark, pi. 


Oak, Geo. F., lab. 

Lizzie B. (Fly), hw. 

Nettie, pi. 

Rena L., pi. 
Ervin G., 


Pitts, Reuel W., fireman. 

Annie A. (Brown), hw. 

Augusta E., stu. 

Prescott, Josiah A., far. 

* Albert S., phy. 

*J. E., watchman. 

*E. J., clerg. 


| Vassalboro, Maine. 

Perkins, Chas. S., far. 

Laura B. (Richardson), hw. 

Grace E., hw. 

Parsons, Willard H., cl. 

Ina M. (Blish), hw. 

Perley, Fred B., far. 

Perley, Chas. I., far. 

Clara I. (Richardson), hw. 

Edith C, hw. 

*Geo. A., mer. 

*Anson M., mer. 

Pinkham, Allen W., far. 

Pheobe A. (Johnston), hw. 

Edith T., hw. 

Chas. M., far. 

Pope, Chas. H., far. 

William E., far. & butcher. 

* Herbert If., far. 

Ella B., hw. 

Lettie W. (Runnells), hw. 
Pope, Edward W., far. 

Edith J. (Jones), hw. 

Fred J., pi. 

Marion D., pi. 

Pope, Geo. H., far. & clerg. 

Clara F. (Weeks), hw. 

*Edward C, far. 

*Frank D., mech. 

*John H., jeweler. 

*Geo. L. 

Arthur W., far. 

Pope, Elijah, far. 

*Albert H,. car. 

*Etta, hw. 

*Frank T., cl. 

Kate, M. (Crowell), hw. 

*Ralph M., mach. 

Randall, J. D., far. 

Mary A. (Percival), hw. 

*H. R., painter. 

*Lizzie M., hw. 

Rollins, Daniel, ret'd. 

Cynthia (Morrill), hw. 

Laura W. 

Rollins, Elmer W., far. 

Maud E. (Wood), hw. 

Phillip E. 

Rollins, Hiram A., tar. 

Elizabeth S. (Springer), 


*Merton A., car. 

*Frank H., mech. 

Kate E., hw. 

Rollins, Eunice C, hw. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Reed, Frank L., sec. foreman. 

Arlenza B., hw. 

Zora M., hw. 

Randall, Joseph P., tr. 

Sarah M. (Tabor), hw. 

Emma F., hw. 

*Eugene E., book kp'r. 
Randal], Herbert, far. 

Sadie I. (Willey), hw. 

Robinson, Albert P., far. 

Anna M. (Baxter), hw. 

*Arthur B., car. 

Sadie A., hw. 

Francis L., far. 

Robinson, John W., far. 

Georgia E. (Drake), hw. 

Percie J., 

foreman, insane hospital. 

Perley L., 

porter, insane hospital. 

Emma B., pi. 

Richardson, J. N., far. & car. 

Mary A. (Austin), hw. 

*Lottie M., hw. 

Howard O., stu. 

Amy L., stu. 

Edith M., pi. 

Raynes, W. A., far. 

Minnie J. (McPherson), 


Roland E., pi. 

M. J. 

Bertha I. 

Raynes, Augustus, far. 

*Merton B., phy. 

*Alice E., hw. 

Randal], Eldredge, far. 

P. F. (Ames), hw. 

William L., far. 

Olive M., hw. 

*Elmer E., heel shop. 


Sherman, Daniel W., far. 

*Frank W., far- 

*Mary K., hw. 

Mary E. (Jackson), hw. 

Sherman, Clarence A., blk. 

Estella B., hw. 

Ernest B., lab. 

Alice, waitress. 

Nellie L., hw. 

Sadie H. (Austin), hw. 

John C, pi. 

Mellie E., pi. 

Charlie L., pi. 


94 Vassalboro, Maine. 

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Sherman, Arvilla, nurse. * Albert K., hotel. 

Stilson, Chas. A., far. *Daniel, cl. 

Kate R. (Rollins), hw. Snow, B. B., tr. 

Sawtelle, Nathan II., F. U. (Commings), hw. 

station agt. *Ora L., peddler. 

Clara B. (Richards), hw. *Ida PI., weaver. 

♦Marshall L., mer. & mech. *Geo. R. 

Fred R. Samuel O., pi. 

Bessie B., hw. Small, Wilber E., lab. 

Smiley, Charlotte (Shackley), Mary E. (Hill), hw. 

hw. Mildred E. 

*David, mill operative. Helen A. 

Martha C, tr. Stewart, Albert B., far. 

Smiley, Joseph H., hw. Ida M. (Fernald), hw. 

Nettie F., hw. Lottie E., hw. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Spaulding, Ada L. (Getchell), 


*Lottie E., hw. 

* Raymond H., paper mill. 

Hollis C, pi. 

*Small, Lucy J., 

tr. oak grove sem. 
Tolmon, Orlando A., ret'd. 

Maria (Shorey), hw. 

*Alton M., piano m'fgr. 
Tufts, Chas. W., far. 

Kose B. (Marden), hw. 

Irene E., pi. 

Sarah E., pi. 

Taylor, Frank E., sect. hand. 

Mabel L., pi. 


Wentworth, L. E., far. 

(iil more, car. 

Vergil R., sect. hand. 

Eugene, lab. 

Clarence P., pi. 

RoseM., pi. 

Harvey J., pi. 

Wood, John C, far. 

Ann R. ( ), hw. 

*IIattie M., hw. 

Laura E., hw. 

Webster, Lucius H., far. 

Imogene (Clark), hw. 

Ivie, stu. 

Inez E., stu. 

Lee, pi. 

Edward Hayes, pi. 

Wyman, Edward F., far. 

*Minnie A., hw. 

*Arthur E., phy. 

Muses K., eng. 

*Wallace M. 

Jennie S. (Emery), hw. 

Lois M., pi. 

Ira W., pi. 

Webb, E. S., ret'd. 

Hannah A. (Bragdon), hw. 

Mary E., hw. 

Addie L., hw. 

Wood, Leslie II., far. 

Mary E., hw. 

Ruby M., pi. 
Warren, Orrison, far. & blk. 

Bell R. (Nagel), hw. 

Fred F., far. 

Nettie M., office wk. 

Carl B., lab. 

Wood, Galon S., far. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

*Ellen J., 


Mary E. (Wing), 


*Alida M., 


Leslie H., 


Waldron, C. W., 


*Geo. R., 


Betsey E., 


* Carrie E., 


Flora E., 


*Ina M., 


*Ida M., 


*Ernest C, 

p Q y- 

Waldron, Millard F., 


*Mary E., 


Alice M. (Jaqueth), hw. * Wright, Geo. T., 
"W. C. tr. oak grove sem. 

Wood, Benj. K., far. 


— B. F. D., 51 — 


Brown, Alvah C, 
S. L. (Proctor), 
Mabel T., 
Forest J., 
Alice F., 



Lamson, Edwin B., mech. 

M. Delia (Webber), hw. 
Milliken, Margaret A. (Call), 


Brown, Evarda R. (— -), Mason, Lysander W., hw. 

hw. Evelyn M. (Whitehouse), 

*Geo. E., electrician. hw. 

q Daniel W. 

Dickey, Chas. M., far. P 

Lizzie R. (Austin), hw. Pierce, Geo E., far. 

*Lewis J., cl. Lillian B. (Whitehouse), 


Va&saXboro, Maine. 


Elona M., 
Harriet N. 



Robbins, Percy W., pi. 

Robbins, Milo H., pi. 


Taylor, Hiram B., far. 

Taylor, C. Frank, far. 

Mary U. (Whitehouse), hw. 

Francena M., stu. 

Taylor, Lois C. (Whitehouse), 

Whitehouse, Eliza (Taylor), hw. 
Whitehouse, Forest B., 

far. tt supt. of schools. 
I lertrude F. (Getchell). 

Whitehouse, Dora M., hw. & tr. 
Whitehouse, Harriot (Wall), 


Marietta, hw. 

HallieJ., hw. 

Daniel W., far. 

Ralph W., far. 

Warren, A. B., far. & car. 

Martha (Lesherness), hw. 

L. R., far. 

"Minnie E., hw. 

*A hw. 

Warren, Eugene E., far. 

Florence E. (Webber), hw. 

Lottie E., pi. 

Warren, Fred F., far. 

Minnie E (Cotton), hw. 


— B. F. D., Xo. 1 — 

A Maurice D., pi. 

Appleton, Chas. M., far. & blk. Marion L., pi. 

Maria J. (Week), hw. Arey, Martha B. (Arey), hw. 

Ethel M., tr. Arey, Leonard J., far. 

James P., stu. Cora L. (Drumraond), hw. 

Melville F., stu. Atwood, Edward E., lab. 

Rena A., stu. Susie B. (Hodges), hw. 


Vassalbo?'o, Maine. 

Brown, Josiah, far. 

Mary A. (Shaw), hw. 

Bonne}', Warren R., far. 

Brown, Oscar H., far. 

Helen E. (Fassett), hw. 

•Kdwar.l ()., far. 

* Walter E., salesman. 

*Mary II., hw. 

Sarah K., hw. 

Barrows, Hanson T., far. 

Julia E. (Wood), hw. 

Ethel M., tr. 

Leon M., stu. 


Crowell, Chas. W., far. 

Emma F. (Randall), hw. 

( Jrowell, Chas. G., stu. 

Coleman, Chas. R., far. 

Geo., far. 

*Effie, hw. 

Lillie, hw. 

Clark, James S., far. 

Carrie E. (Lamson), hw. 

Maud B., bk. kpr. 

Scott L., stu. 

Dutton, William S., far. 

Ellis, I. E., far. 

Rachel M. (Masher), hw. 

Ina M., cook. 

Chester B., stu. 

Abbie J., pi. 

Charity M., pi. 

Laura B., pi. 

Geo. D., pi. 

Ira E. 


Forrest, E. S., far., broom & 

creamery can m'fr. 

Mabel E., hw. 

Foster, Albert L., lumber dl'r. 

Fannie A. (Knowlton), hw. 


Gardner, Geo. E., far. & blk. 

Alice M. (Smiley), hw. 

Garce D., hw. 

Getchell, Edwin C, far. 

Fannie M. (Shepard), hw. 
Getchell, Martha A. (Robbins), 


*Nellie M. (Southerland), 
Gardner, Joel P., far. 

Rosetta R., hw. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 


Mabel E., hw. 

* Harold E., salesman. 

Delia E., bk.-kpr. 

Mabel E. (Forest), hw. 

Gertrude M., pi. 

Grace E., pi. 

Arvilla F. 

Gardner, Clarence O., far. 

Mabel E. (Gardner), hw. 

Evelyn M. 

Hawes, John F., far. 

Mabel E. (Newell), hw. 

Gladys E. 

Viola E. 

Howe, Edward, far. 

Alice T. (Hallowed), hw. 

Frank S., pi. 

Hay E., pi. 

Iva A., pi. 

Hallowed, Mary (Tibbets), hw. 

Hall, Geo. W, tr. 

Hannaford, Freeman, far. 

Gertrude M. (Heald), hw. 

Hawes, H. H., far. 

Ida J. (Sanburn), hw. 

Howe, Frank D., far. 

Nellie I. (Mayall), hw. 

*Sarah P., hw. 

Frank T., far. 

*Lyon, Roxie A. (Lovejoy),hw. 
Leavitt, Elmer E., tar. 

Inez B. (Lyon), hw. 

Morgan, Geo. C, far. tt mech. 

Florence A. (Sibley), hw. 
Morrison, Luther, far. 

Elizabeth H. (Colman),hw. 


Newell, Chas., tar. 

Lydia A. (Wentworth), 


Mabel E., hw. 

Hugh S., far. 

Priest, Warren R., lab. 

Pierce, Hiram D., lab. 


Rollins, Geo. W., far. 

* James A., far. 

Rollins, Chas. A., tar. 

Nellie W. (Reed), hw. 

Ella L., stu. 

Harold C, pi. 

Helen E., pi. 

100 Vassalboro, Maine. 


Staples, Smith & Moody, 



Also flusical flerchandise of Every Description. 

Music Hall, 184 Water St., AUGUSTA, ME. 

Phonographs and Victor Talking Machines. 
STORES : Portland, Augusta, Lewiston, Ellsworth, Rockland. 

Robbins, C. P., far. & mer. Lewetta E., pi. 

Martha T. (Pierce), hw. Leonard R., pi. 

*Fred E., lumber dFr. Reed, Theodore F., far. 

• Mabel E., 


Jennie H. (Williams) 


Frank A., 


& mer. 


* Alice M. 

Smiley, Andrew P., 


*Lena P. 

Smiley, Angie P., 


Edward P., 


Sherman, L. B. (Robbins), 


*Ethel E., 


Shaw, William H., 


Robbins, Geo. A., 


Ilattie M. (Lovejoy), 


Anna 13. (Randall), 


Hattie P., 


Robbins, Julia D., 




Rollins, Marcus L. 





Etta II. (Hos 

iey) 5 




Vassalboro, Maine. 


Snell, Syntha, hw. 

Snell, Anna II., hw. 

Strong, Stephen, far. 

Abbie K. (Sanborn), hw. 

*Willard E., meat market. 

*Edwin W., meat market. 

* Joseph E., bakery. 

*Stephen A., bakery. 

■ Mabel T. 


Trask, Lot F., far. 

Angelia A. (Freeman), hw. 
Flora E., tr. 


*Wedge, Nellie A., hw. 
*Weclge, Emma M., 


Webb, J. E., far. 

Grace L., stu. 

Myrtie P., stu. 

Earl E., pi. 

Mildred I., pi. 

*Fannie L., hw. 

*Ruth, pl. 

W. bb, J. E., far. 

Alice M. (Getchell), hw. 

Weeks, II. D., far. 

Mary, J. (O'Brien), hw. 

Sadie M., hw. 

1 William II., mach. 

"Henrietta B., nurse. 

*Daniel B., nurse. 

* James M., Hotel North, 

Margaret S., stu. 

John L., pl. 

Isabelle, pl. 

Weeks, W. S., far. & agt. 

Catherine L., pl. 

Ralph C, pl. 

Weeks, Lizzie A. (Averill), hw. 

Allen H., stu. 

Emily A., pl. 

Weeks, Syrene (Weeks), hw. 

*Geo. L., far. 

*Daniel S., bk-kp'r. 

Maria, hw. 


Yeaton, Eliza J. (Bobbins), hw. 

Willis A., far. 

Herbert P.. far. 

Yeaton, John W., lab. 


Vassalboro, Maine. 

Long Distance Telephone 240=2. 

J. Williamson. 
Lewis A. Burleigh. 



Granite Bank Building, Opposite R. R. Station. 


General Practice. 

Organization of Corporations a Specialty. 
Collections Promptly Attended to. 


— R. F. D., No. 39 — 
A Mary M. (Talbert), hw. 

Allen, Chas. A., far. Ayer, Henry D. B., far. 

Hannah G. (Sanborn), hw. Susan E. (Clark), hw. 

tr. Ayer, Bussell T., com. traveler. 
Elnora A. (Priest). 
S. W. 

Brooks, Spencer C, far. 

Bertha A. (Acker), hw. 
Julia B., pi. 

*Harson S., 


Fred M., 


Ayer, Geo. E., 


* Annie J., 


*Herbert D., 


Ayer, Geo. E., 


Fred W., 


•dUllJJ\r l ouoqp)SSD_A 


Mills, pi. 

Francis C. 

Brown, Edward ()., far. 

Jessie M. (Purington), hw. 

Burleigh, Gilmore S., far. 

*Myrtie A., tr. 

*Cora S., tr. 

Burleigh, Kate II., hw. 

Bilodeau, Alex., far. 

Clara, hw. 

Frank, pi. 

Wallace, pi. 

Maurice A., pi. 


Chaney, Earlington L. far. 

Hattie M., hw. 

Helen M. 

Cook, Edward II., far. 
Telephone, 124-13, Waterville. 

*Edward C, phy. 

Harriett II., hw. 

*Edith M., tr. 

Annie E., stu. 


Gross, William C, far. 

Mary J. (Whitten), hw. 

Ethel L., pi. 
Hazel L. 

Raymond L. 

Gifford, Parker C, far. 
Sadie A. (Robinson), hw. 

Albert P., pi. 
Fred R. 


Hunt, Sumner, far. 
' ( '. B., miner. 

*Edith A., hw. 

' Wilmont I., far. 

Clara, hw. 

' Marcie E., hw. 

Kennedy, John W., far. 

Clara H. (Hunt), hw. 

Elva M., stu. 

Norman E., stu. 

John P., stu. 

Wayne H., pi. 

Margaret A., pi. 
Dorris E. 


Lion, Pliny, far. 

Helen V . (Woodcock), hw. 

Hattie M., h\r. 

Person, Henrietta M., hw. 

Person, Ella L., hw. 

104 J r assalboro, Maine. 

Person, William C, S 

far. & market gard'n'r. Small, Edwin, far. 

Perry, Clara (Gilcott), hw. Grace H., hw. 

Geo. H., weaver. Harry, mach. 

Arthur F., weaver. Nellie A (Gifford\ hw. 

Chester N., far. Hattie M., pi. 

Maud L., pi. W 

Purington, William H., far. Whitten, Alden W., far. 

Minnie M. (Parkhurst), hw. 


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Vassalboro, Maine. 105 



Austin, Geo. G., 784 Congress St., Portland, 

Austin, William J., CI Goss St., Auburn, 

Austin, Edith M., 16 Union St., Auburn, 

Austin, Lymon P., Portland, 

Austin, Harry D. W., 65 Summer St., Auburn, 

Appleton, Howard C., 6 Woodward Park, Boston, Mass., 

Austin, William A., Whittensville, Mass., 

Austin, Ada L., 59 Fruit St., Milford, Mass., 

Austin, Wallace T., Hopedale, Mass., 

Austin, Frank II., 166 Main St., Waterville, 

Allen, Harson S., Box 1262, Waterbury, Conn., 

Ayer, Annie J., Eye & Ear Inf., Portland, 

Ayer, Herbert D., Waterville, 

Abbott, Fannie, Waterville, 

Abbott, Carrie, Augusta. 

Bailey, Winfield C, 403 East 7th St., South Boston, Mass., 
Bailey, Roswell E., 403 East 7th St., South Boston, Mass., 
Brown, Edward O., Augusta, R. F. D. 1, 
Brown, Walter E., 56 Decota St., Dorchester, Mass., 
Brown, Mary H., Augusta, R. F. D. 1, 
Barrows, Granville E., Waterville, 
Barrows, Frank, Burlington, Vt., 

106 Vassalboro, Maine. 

Ballard, Leander H., Caribou, K. F. D. 1, 

Ballard, William H., Caribou, R. F. D. 1, 

Brown, George E., South Boston, Mass., 

Brann, Dora C, Benton Falls, 

Bragg, Florence E., 35 Burnham street, Portland, 

Bragg, Edith M., 242 Globe, Providence, R. I., 

Butterfield, Fred Z., 35 Burnham street, Portland, 

Butterfield, Chas. C, Toward street, Waterville, 

Butterfield, Herbert H., 14 Catell street, Bangor, 

Butterfield, George, 1521 T street, Washington, D. C, 

Butterfield, Elmer, Howard, R. 1., 

Butterfield, Harry K., Howard, R. I., 

Bragg, Nellie J., Waterville, 

Blish, Daniel P., 

Blish, Annie H, Sonuiville, Mass., 

Bourn, Cora A., Somerville, Mass., 

Burleigh, Clara M., 44 Pleasant street, Gardiner, 

Burleigh, Annie O., 257 Grove street, Waterbury, Conn., 

Burleigh, John H., Waterville, 

Burleigh, Samuel A., Rumford Falls, 

Burleigh, Josephine A., Highlands, Mass., 

Burleigh, Myrtle A., Southwick, Mass., 

Burleigh, Cora S., 88 Winthrop street, Roxbury, Mass., 

Bessey, Eli P., 16 Center avenue, Dover, N. H., 

Bessey, Prince M., Millersburg, Pa., 

Bessey, Guy E., Old Town, 

Bessey, Edith A., 16 Center avenue, Dover, N". II., 

Bailey, Altie M., Sunapee, N. II. 

Vassalboro, Maine. 107 


Clark, Madeline G., 

Cole, Elizabeth E., 31 Spring street, Auburn, 

Cole, Mahala J., West Auburn, 

Cole, Dora A., 141 Winter street, Auburn, 

Cobb, Addie L., Front street, Waterville, 

Cobb, Walter L., Calais. 

Cobb, Elmer H., Bangor, 

Coleman, Erne, Newton, Mass., 

Coleman, Lillie, Bangor, 

Clark, Geo. L., China, R. F. D. 50, 

Crosby, William H., Waterville, 

Cross, Elvira M., Augusta, R. F. D. 6, 

Cross, Ralph A., 169£ State street, Bangor, 

Cross, Everett II., 

Cook, Edith M., 42 High street, Southbridge, Mass., 

Cook, Edward C, York, 

Clapperton, William J., 

Clapper-ton, Thomas D., 

Clapperton, Ellen F., Benton Station, 

Clapperton, John J., Waterville, 

Cates, Carrie A., Augusta, 

Cates, James A., Providence, R. I. 


Dollie, Addie E., Brewer, 
Dollie, Carrie E., Winslow, 
Dollie Willie II., Winslow, 
Dollie, Edith M., Waterville, 

108 Vasscdbo?'o, Maine. 

Dunlap, Helen E., Orient, 

Dunham, W. Scott, Waterville, 

Dunham, Charles H., State street, Augusta, 

Day, William F., Lewiston, 

Day, Holman F., Auburn, 

Day, Fred M., Waterville, 

Dickey, Lewis J., 149 K street, South Boston, Mass., 

Doe, Minnie E., China, 

Denico, Elmer B., North Vassalboro, 

Denico, Fred C, China, 

Donahoe, Patrick T., Lowell, Mass., 

Davis, Charles W., Aidye, Va. 


Emery, Frank M., Portland, 


Freeman, Melville, 23 Spring street, Maiden, Mass., 

Fairfield, George H., Fairfield, 

Fairfield, Harriet E., China, 

Fairfield, Helen M., Fairfield, 

Fairfield, Herbert W., 24 Quimby street, Augusta. 


Getchell, Nellie M. (South erland), Minong, Wis., 

Gardner, Harold E., Mass., 

Gardner, Benjamin, Gannett street, Augus 

Gilbert, Edward L., Augusta, 

Gilbert, Seth E., Allston, Mass., 

Gifford, Herbert C, 54 Preston Road, Somerville, Mass., 

Getchell, Maud A., 20 Anderson street, Portland, 

Vctssalboro, Maim 109 

Gleason, Olive S., Gardiner, 

Getchell, Clarence, 

Gardner, Albert N., 1325 Washington street, Boston, Mass., 

Gardner, Vesta I., 92 Washington Park, Boston, Mass., 

Gray, Cora (Bourne) 319 Broadway, Somerville, Mass., 

Gray, George A., 413 4th avenue, East Duleth, Mass., 

Gray, Olive I., 413 4th avenue, East Duleth, Mass., 

Gray, Harriet, 413 4th avenue, East Duleth, Mass., 

Gallagher, Emma L., 241 Webster avenue, Cambridge, Mass., 

Gallagher, Stella F., 326 Center street, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 

Gallagher, Thomas, 150 Berkshire street, Cambridge, Mas>., 

Glasier, Olive S., Gardiner, 

Gray, Russell, 416i West 4th street, Seattle, Wash. 

Gray, Roger M., Seattle, Wash. 

Heald, Arthur W., Togus, 
Ileald, Frank L., Brighton, Mass., 
Heald, Wallace S., Hallowell, 
Henderson, Ina M., Ash street, Waterville, 
Henderson, Jesse E., Everett square, Mass., 

h, Mamie E., Patten, 
Hatch, Charles O., Island Falls, 
Hussey, Benjamin F., North Sidney, 

Hussey, George H., Cory street, The Rawson, Everett, Mass., 
Hussey, II., 32 Forest street, Everett, Mass., 
Hussey, Vestie E., New Bedford, Mass., 
Hussey, Mary E., Pavillion, New York, 
Hamlin, Weston W., Church street, New Haven, Conn., 

110 Vassalboro, Maine. 

Hamlin, Julia E., Church street, New Haven, Conn., 

Hilt, Lois, Madison, R. F. D., 1, 

Hilt, Llewellyn, Drew, 

Hilt, Leslie L., Washburn, 

Hilt, Leonard B., Washburn, 

Howe, Sarah (Pearle), 325 Barnbridge street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hawes, Davis IL, 182 1-2 Flower street, Los Angeles, Cal., 

Hussey, Ella C, Windsor, 

Hussey, Emma M. Augusta, 

Hussey, Ida H., Augusta, 

Hussey, E. A., 21 Bangor street, Augusta, 

Hussey, Benjamin G., Windsorville, 

Hussey, Ethel I., 15 Grove street, Augusta, 

Hall, Etta M., 14 Clifton avenue, Salem, Mass., 

Hall, Arthur O., Oakland, 

Hawes, Lydia F., Richmond, 

Hawes, George A., Waterville, 

Hussey, Josephine F., Waterville, 

Hussey, Alfred H., Thomaston, 

Hammond, George M., 26 Berwick Park, Boston, 

Hamlin, Adelaide L., Waterville, R. F. D., 39, 

Hamlin, Carrie P., Benton Station, 

Hodges, Herbert E., Waterville, 

Hunt, E. B., 

Hunt, Edith A., Troy, 

Hunt, Wilmont, Klondike, Alaska, 

Hunt, Maine E., 136 Main street, Waterville, 

Handy, Annie M., Haverhill, Mass., 

Vassalboro, Maine. Ill 

Haley, George, Old Town, 

Haley, William S., 920 Branch street, Providence, R. I., 

Hawes, Grace K., Waterville, 

Herbert, Richard A., Boston, Mass., 

Ilickey, Micheal, Belleville, Idaho, 

Ilickey, Martin F., Contact, Nevada, 

Hutton, Robert, Jr., 29 School street, Ornesville, R. I., 

Hutton, Elizabeth A., Lincoln street, Providence, R. I., 


Jackson, Fhn-a A., Box 327, Walpole, Mass., 

Jackson, James E., 04 Main street., Waterville, 

Jackson, Olin A., Hollis, N. H., 

Jaqueth, Charles F., Randolph, Mass., 

Johnson, Edward Z., Boston, Mass., 

Johnson, Mary E., Boston, Mass., 

Johnson, Rnel S., seaman, 

Johnson, Sarah E., Gloucester, Mass., 

Johnson, Annie E., Gloucester, Mass., 

Johnson, Lydia, Auburn, 

Johnson, Abraham, 

Johnson, Ida L., Aivguata, 

Jones, Bertha M., Weeks' Mills, 

Jordan, Annie L., 20 Union avenue, Everett, Mass., 

Jewett, William, Pittsfield. 

Lee, Ada M. (Peacock), Milton, New Hampshire, 
Luce, Fred A., Dukesbury, Mass., 
Lancaster, Alice S., Winslow, 

112 Vassalboro, Maine. 

Lyon, Roxie A. (Lovejoy), Augusta, 

Lowe, Arthur B., 37 Waverley street, Maiden, Mass., 

Longfellow, Mabel, Gardiner, 

Longfellow, Frank E., Hartford, Conn., 

Lamson, Florence E., Insane Hospital, Augusta, 

Lord, Mabel F., West Stewartstown, N. II., 

Lewis. Cyrus A., 116 Clinton street, Concord, N. H., 

Lewis, Delia C, 6 Garfield avenue, Medford, Mass., 

Lamson, Walter H., 242 Globe street, Providence, R. I., 

Lamson, Edwin M., 11 Bancroft street, Worcester, Mass., 

Lewis, William W., Adams House, Augusta, 

Lewis, Frank H., care Hospital, Washington, D. C, 

Lewis, Edna Mary, Dexter, 

Lewis, Linwood P., Old Town, 

Lord, Cora M., Freedom, 

Lord, Charles E., 14 Sumner street, Bradford, Mass., 

Lord, Annie B., Brooks, 

Lord, Kate E., Brooks, 

Lightbody, James A., Waterville, 

Lightbody, S. S., 4 Dolton street, Waterville. 

McKay, Greenwood H., Bowdoin, 
McKay, John, Togus, 
Marriner, Altie V., Dorchester, Mass., 
Marriner, Jessie L., New Bedford, Mass., 
Marden, Elwood E., Pleasant street, Waterville, 
Murphy, Edward, Rockland, 
Murphy, Mary Jane, 6 Toward street, Waterville, 

J r assalboro, Maine. 113 

Murphy, William A., Boston, Mass., 

Murphy, Annie D., 288 Oxford street, Providence, R. I., 

M irshall, Nellie, Gardiner, 

Miley, William A., Gardiner, Ore., 

Marshall, Ifattie, Augusta, 

Mc Curdy, Isa F., 11 Wellington street, Boston, Mass. 


Oram, Minnie, Mineral Park, 
Oram, Lizzie, (Kingman), 
Oram, Edith, Mendicino, Cal., 
Oldham, Walter N., Jefferson, Mass., 


Prescott, E. J., Fall River, Mass., 

Prescott, J. E., Portland, 

Prescott, Albert S., GraiTam, N. IT., 

Perley, George A., 238 Water street, Augusta, 

Perley, Anson M., 23 street, Augusta, 

Pope, Herbert II. Middleboro, Mass., 

Pope, Edward C, Winslow, 

Pope, Frank U., 

Pope, John II., 59 Summer street, Attleboro, Ma 

Pope, George L., 79 North Main street, Providence, R. I., 

Pope, Ralph, 380 Euclid avenue, Beloit, Wis., 

Pope, Albert H., Massachusetts, 

Pope, Etta, Gardiner, 

Pope, Frank T., 2B2 M setts avenue, Providence, R. I,, 

Priest, Augusta II., 420 Hope street, Providence, R. I., 

Priest, Sadie M., 34 Temple street, Waterville, 

114: Vassalboro, Maine. 

Priest, Everett W., Augusta, 

Priest, Charles E., Pittsfield, 

Priest, Nancy K., Mass., 

Priest, Nellie J., Passadena, Cal., 

Plummer, Mary E., 36 Elm street, Waterville, 

Philips, Mauley I., Pittsfield, 

Philips, Jennie E., 317 Washington avenue, Providence, R. I., 

Philips, Alice M., Pittsfield, 

Philips, Mark E., 117 Washington street, Camden, 

Philips, Willie E., Pittsfield, 

Philips, George, 305 Main street, Waterville, 

Philips, John, Walnut street, Waterville, 

Philips, Mary A., Monticello, Minn., 

Philips, Eliza, Princeton, Minn. 


Robbins, Fred E., Rityville, Wash., 

Robbins, Mabel E. (Morrill), Readfield, 

Robbins, Alice M. (Young), 25 Bangor street, Augusta, 

Robbins, Ethel E., 294 Brackett street, Portland, 

Robbins, Lena P. (Pierce), Oakland, R. F. D. 35, 

Russell, Mabel L., Damariscotta, 

Russell, Charles H., Newton Center, Mass., 

Reed, Clara B., Taeoma Park, D. C, 

Reed, Etta M., 

Rollins, Merton A., Waterville. 

Rollins, Frank II., Enderlin, North Dakota, 

Rowe, Merton T., Maple street, Chelsea, Mass., 

Randall, Eugene E., Bangor street, Augusta, 

Vassalboro, Maine. 115 

Robinson, Arthur, Waterville, R. F. D. 39, 

Richardson, Lottie M., 224 Main street, Waterville, 

Randall, H. R., 35 Oak street, Augusta, 

Randall, Lizzie M., Skowhegan, 

Bobbins, Ada I., Hallowell, 

Rains, Merton B., 909 Main street, Melrose Highlands, Mass., 

Rains, Alice E., Box 422, Howell, 

Ramsdell, Elmer E., Easton, Mass., 

Roundy, Wesley, Winslow, 

Richardson, Clara J., Skowhegan, R. F. D. 6, 

Richardson, Ruth C, Togus, 

Richardson, Lester, Fairfield, 

Richardson, George D., Fairfield, 

Richardson, Everett, Boothbay Harbor, 

Reagan, John L., South Boston, Mass., 

Reagan, Mary E., Whitman, Mass., 


Strong, Willard E., 30 A North street, Boston, Mass., 

Strong, Edwin W., 30 A North street, Boston, Mass., 

Strong, Joseph E., 

Strong, Stephen A., San Pedro, 

Strong, Mabel G., San Pedro, 

Soule, Sadie C, Woodfords, 

Schope, Katie, New York, 

Schope, Josie, New York, 

Schope, Anthony, New York, 

Snell, Horace, Bowdoinham, 

Sherman, Mary K., Columbus, Ga., 

116 Vassalboro, Maine. 

Sawtelle, Marshall L., Strickland's Ferry, 

Smiley, Daniel, 

Smiley, Albert K., 

Smiley, David, Mansfield, Mass., 

Snow, George R., Oakland, 

Snow, Ida L. II., Waterville, 

Snow, Ora L., Parker's Head, 

Stone, Walter C, 6 Cony street, Auburn, 

Stone, Grace M., 6 High street, Amherst, Mass., 

Stone, Robert J., 6 Cony street, Auburn, 

Safford, Lizzie H., 11 East avenue, Waterville, 

Shorey, Alton M., Conway, N. H., 

Seaney, Ilarlie E., 34 Dexter street, Providence, R. I., 

Seaney, Winfield A., Fairfield, 

Stilman, Henry M., 

Small, Lucy J., Lisbon Falls. 

Trott, W in ship J., Rochester, N. H., 
Trott, Jennie M., Everett, Mass., 

Tolman, Alton M., 71 Pineapple street, Brooklyn, N. Y.. 
Tobey, Melvin, Boston, Mass., 
Tobey, George E., Hathorne, Mass., 
Tobey, S. E., Windsorville, 
Tobey, Minnie V., South China, 
Tabor, Chase, Providence, R. I., 
Tabor, Annie M., Hartford, Conn., 
Tabor, Horace M., 11 North Walnut street, East Orange, N. J., 

Tassalboro, Maine. 117 


Urquart, Murdock S., Sand Point, Idaho, 


Wedge, Nellie A., 

Wedge, Emma M., 46 Stone street, Augusta, 

Webb, Fannie L. (Pelton), Murray street, Augusta, 

Webb, Ruth, 33 Essex street, Holyoke, Mass., 

Weeks, William H., 44 North street, South Boston, Mass., 

Weeks, Henrietta B., McLain Hospital, Waverly, Mass., 

Weeks, Daniel B., Togus, 

Weeks, George L., Augusta, R. F. D., 

Weeks, Daniel S., South Gardiner, 

Willis, George W., Bath, 

Willis, Fannie, Sidney, 

Wentworth, Gilmore B., Richmond, 

Wentworth, Ann E., Provincetown, Mass., 

Wentworth, Laura A., 74 Mud street, Lynn, Mass., 

Wentworth, Minnie A., 57 Bridge street, Augusta, 

Wentworth, Mabel A., Pettingill Corner, Augusta, 

Wood, Ilattie M., Platte, South Dakota, 

Wyman, Walter M., Somerville, Mass., 

Wyman, Arthur E., Skowhegan, 

Wyman, Minnie A. 38 1-2 Elm street, Waterville, 

Whitehouse, John G, 1135 West 4th street, Washington, D. C, 

Warren, Minnie E., Augusta, R. F. D. 1, 

Warren, A., South China, 

Wood, Ellen J., Beverly, Mass., 

Wood, Alida M., Benton Falls, 

118 Vassalboro, Maine. 

Waklron, Ida .M. Bingham, 

Wood, George B., 37 Waverly street, Maiden, Mass., 

Wood, Carrie E., Weeks' Mills, R. F. D. 51, 

Wood, Ernest G, 115 Broadway, Louisville, Ky., 

Wood, Mary E., Vassalboro, 

Wheeler, Lewis A., 11 Cleveland avenue, Woburn, Mass., 

Webber, George R., Station 32, Cranston, R. I., 

Webber, Merton O., 30 Lincoln street, Bath, 

Wilder, Arthur A., 9 Spring street, Waterville, 

Washburn, Alice W., Walthara, Mass., 

Weeks, Howard J., Friends School, Providence, R. I., 

Weeks, George M., Glenn street, Mary, Florida, 

Weeks, Abbie M., 217 Pleasant street, Providence, R. I., 

Wentworth, Milton W., Center Montville, 

Wentwoi'th, Wesley J., Center Montville, 

Wentworth, Clista, Portland, 

Wentworth, Hulda E., Center Montville, 

Withee, Bertha A., 41 Elm street, Waterville, 

Walker, Charles H., Box 41, Springvale, 

Wigglesworth, Alford, 3 Middle street, Waterville, 

Wigglesworth, Frank, Park House, Hartland, 

Wigglesworth, Arthur, 3 Middle street, Waterville, 

White, John, Bridgton, 

White, James, 

Wright, George T., Boston, Mass., 


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